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    Caretaker wrongly jailed for 21 years after being identified by foreigners children

    A caretaker who was sent to jail for 21 years after he was identified by a foreigner’s two young children as a thief could soon be released from jail


    Forty eight year old Kamon Phaekhiaw was given the hefty sentence after the children aged 7 and 11 pointed to him. He was convicted of robbing a house in Sri Prajan district of Suphanburi.

    But he always protested his complete innocence.

    He has already served four years in Ratchaburi’s Klang Khao Bin jail. But recently two convicts arrived and seeing Kamon depressed they asked him what was wrong.

    He told the new arrivals about how he had been jailed for something he had not done and the two new inmates realized that they were responsible for the crime themselves. They had managed to get away scot free but had since been jailed on another matter.

    The two inmates felt sorry for Kamon and decided to write to the Justice Ministry to own up, Kapook.com said citing a story that has appeared on Channel 3 television.

    The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and the Justice Ministry sent a team of investigators to interview the two inmates and found their testimony was consistent with details of the crime.

    Though investigations are ongoing kapok reported there is a good chance that the caretaker was wrongly accused and will be freed now that the case has been reopened

    Neither the nationality nor identity of the foreigner who was the victim of the original robbery was mentioned in the online report.

    http://www.samuitimes.com/caretaker-...released-jail/

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    The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and the Justice Ministry sent a team of investigators to interview the two inmates and found their testimony was consistent with details of the crime.
    I don't suppose by any stretch of imagination that might be because he told them.

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    He got pointed at. Open and shut case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and the Justice Ministry sent a team of investigators to interview the two inmates and found their testimony was consistent with details of the crime.
    I don't suppose by any stretch of imagination that might be because he told them.
    But why else would they put themselves in the frame? Can't be for money and it's unlikely because they took pity on a random convict, it is unusual that they had feelings of guilt for this guy doing their time but they're inside anyway so not much to loose, good on em.
    It wasn't me!

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    21 years for a bit of thieving, 28 years for raping an 8 year old girl to death.

    Thainess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) and the Justice Ministry sent a team of investigators to interview the two inmates and found their testimony was consistent with details of the crime.
    I don't suppose by any stretch of imagination that might be because he told them.
    But why else would they put themselves in the frame? Can't be for money and it's unlikely because they took pity on a random convict, it is unusual that they had feelings of guilt for this guy doing their time but they're inside anyway so not much to loose, good on em.
    It sounds like a plot line from the Shawshank Redemption.

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