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UPDATE: Court sentences British man who murdered and chopped up Thai woman At 1:30pm this afternoon, Kanchanaburi Provincial Court sentenced Shane Kenneth Looker to 8 years in prison for murdering Laxami “Look” Manochat in 2014. The court ordered Shane to pay a total of 12.5 million baht to Look’s family. The court initially sentenced 51 year old Shane to 16 years imprisonment but cut the sentence in half because he confessed to the crime. Shane wasn’t present in court but listened to his sentence via video call from Kanchanaburi prison. Look’s mother and daughter were present at the court today […]

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Incredible. 8 years for a murder, and because he confessed he didn't get the full punishment. Apparently, Thai Criminal Code states that any person who kills another person shall be punished by death or imprisonment for a period of 15-20 years. But even 20 years is a gift for murder.

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Unbelievable that the sentence is so low. The 12.5 million certainly helped. Prosecution could appeal but I doubt they will. 

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Killing someone, I'm ok on the 15-20 years BUT if you then chop up the body it should be a death penalty.

8 years and he'll be deported to Britain, where,unless he has outstanding in UK, he will be free to roam as technically he has done his sentence.

This man has serious mental problems and shouldn't be allowed in society again. 

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41 minutes ago, Fanta said:

Unbelievable that the sentence is so low. The 12.5 million certainly helped. Prosecution could appeal but I doubt they will. 

In case he pays, there is no reason

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9 hours ago, Z650 said:

Her mother has lost the income from her daughters 'job', so I suppose the money will help.

Are you Thai??  I would have thought the loss of her daughter would have been more on her mind. 

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9 hours ago, palooka said:

Killing someone, I'm ok on the 15-20 years BUT if you then chop up the body it should be a death penalty.

Sadly mate he couldn’t be given the death penalty. He was caught in Spain and was only deported by the Spanish and EU authorities on the agreement he would not be executed. I’m sure a prison accident could await him. I wouldn’t want to spend 8 minutes in a Thai jail, let alone 8 years. A real concern if he’s then allowed to live a normal life back in Europe

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13 hours ago, Cabra said:

Incredible. 8 years for a murder, and because he confessed he didn't get the full punishment. Apparently, Thai Criminal Code states that any person who kills another person shall be punished by death or imprisonment for a period of 15-20 years. But even 20 years is a gift for murder.

Should be 80 years instead of 8 years

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8 minutes ago, dbrenn said:

People get 99 year sentences for drug dealing but only 8 for murder? That doesn't sound right. 

Drug dealing is a crime against society affecting many people. Murder is “only” 1 person. The murderer got 16 years but half deducted for pleading guilty. imo, the sentence was woefully inadequate and a few big brown envelopes were involved.

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7 minutes ago, Fanta said:

Drug dealing is a crime against society affecting many people. Murder is “only” 1 person. The murderer got 16 years but half deducted for pleading guilty. imo, the sentence was woefully inadequate and a few big brown envelopes were involved.

The brown envelopes, right. Drug dealers would have those too though. 

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31 minutes ago, dbrenn said:

People get 99 year sentences for drug dealing but only 8 for murder? That doesn't sound right. 

Breivik got 21 years for killing 77 people... each country has its system...

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9 minutes ago, dbrenn said:

The brown envelopes, right. Drug dealers would have those too though. 

Indeed. However you need to consider that often all the assets of a drug dealer are confiscated as proceeds of crime and the police are paid a % of that seizure so it is in the police’s best financial interests to convict a dealer. The brown envelopes come later for reductions in the amount of drugs seized and reduced sentencing. It is not uncommon for foreigners with a sufficient bankroll to plead guilty to a far smaller amount of drugs and be deported immediately with minimal time served.

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