Prosecutors charge six over Tangmo's death

Public prosecutors have indicted six suspects over the death by drowning of actress Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong on Feb 24.

Prosecutors charge six over Tangmo's death
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Prosecutors charge six over Tangmo's death

published : 3 Aug 2022 at 14:50

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Wassayos Ngamkham and Online Reporters

Office of the Attorney-General deputy spokesman Prayut Petcharakhun and Nonthaburi provincial prosecutor Supaporn Nipavanich announce the indictments against six suspects in connection with the drowning of actress Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong. (Photo supplied: Wassayos Ngamkham)

Public prosecutors have indicted six suspects over the death by drowning of actress Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong on Feb 24.

The six are speedboat owner Tanupat “Por’’ Lerttaweewit, Phaiboon “Robert’ Trikanjananun, Wisapat “Sand’’ Manomairat, Nitas “Job’’ Kiratisoonthisathorn, Tangmo’s manager Idsarin “Gatick’’ Juthasuksawat and Peam “Em’’ Thamtheerasri.

Mr Peam was not in the speedboat when the actress fell into the Chao Phraya river and drowned, but he allegedly advised the other passengers to delay giving statements to police.

The prosecutors indicted Mr Tanupat on five charges - recklessness causing death, giving a false statement, driving a boat without a licence, dropping objects into the river, and illegally taking an anti-anxiety drug.

Mr Phaiboon was indicted on four charges - recklessness causing death, driving a boat with an expired registration, driving a boat without a licence, and dropping objects into the river.

Wisapat was charged with recklessness causing death.

Mr Nitas was indicted on three charges - recklessness causing death, assisting others to avoid punishment or receive less punishment, concealing evidence, and dropping objects into the river.

Ms Idsarin was charged with recklessness causing death, giving a false statement and assisting others to avoid punishment or to receive less punishment, and concealing evidence.

Mr Peam was charged with directing others to make false statements and assisting others to avoid punishment or receive less punishment, and concealing evidence.

Tangmo, 37, fell into the Chao Phraya River near Pibul 1 pier in Muang district of Nonthaburi on the night of Feb 24. Her body was found two days later.

Vocabulary

  • allegedly: claimed to have done something wrong, but not yet proven - ที่กล่าวหา
  • charge : an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime - ข้อกล่าวหา
  • conceal: to hide something  - ซุก ซ่อน
  • drown: to sink under water and die - จมน้ำ
  • evidence: information that is used in court to try to prove something - หลักฐานประกอบการไต่สวนคดี หรือพิจารณาคดี
  • expire: to come to an end or stop being in use - หมดอายุ
  • indicted (verb): officially accused someone of a serious crime - ถูกฟ้องร้อง
  • prosecutors (noun): lawyers whose job is to prove in court that someone accused of a crime is guilty อัยการ - อัยการ
  • punishment: an act or a way of punishing somebody - การลงโทษ
  • recklessness: doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results - ความชะล่าใจ,ความเสี่ยง,ความไม่ยั้งคิด
  • statement: a formal written/spoken account of events that a person who has seen a crime or who has been accused of a crime gives to the police - คำให้การ
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