Bar girl murder suspects re-enact crime, probe launched into VIP treatment of trio

The public has criticized photos that allege preferential treatment of the murder suspects, who applied makeup, cuddled with rainbow blankets, and took pics with cops.
The public has criticized photos that allege preferential treatment of the murder suspects, who applied makeup, cuddled with rainbow blankets, and took pics with cops.

An investigation into the police treatment of the three suspects in the murder of a Khon Kaen bar girl has been launched, following viral photos in which the trio appear to be relaxing in police custody.

The suspects Preeyanuch “Preaw” Nonwangchai, 24, Kawita “Earn” Ratchada, 25, and Apiwan “Jae” Sattayabundit, 28, have confessed to killing and dismembering Warisara Klinjui, 22. However, they were not handcuffed after they were transferred Saturday night from Myanmar to Chiang Rai immigration.

In footage taken by a Spring News journalist, two of the three suspects carried rainbow-colored hybrid blanket-pillows, which they were later photographed cuddling with.

 

More photos of the suspects engaging in leisure activities such as applying makeup and smoking enraged the public. Another photo shows suspect Preeyanuch with her face covered in white powder smiling for a photo with a police officer, who also looks pretty pleased.

Police spokesman Detnarong Suthicharnpanya said that a committee had been set up to look into the treatment of the suspects. He said that he personally believes that the police actions were a strategy to “relax” the suspects so that they would reveal more information, The Nation reported.

Today the trio were taken to re-enact the murder and dismembering of the victim in Khon Kaen. They were escorted by up to 300 police officers, as the scene attracted hundreds of bystanders.

The re-enactment included the moment the suspects allegedly picked up the victim in a rented car at an intersection on Nadi Road, killed her in the car, purchased a saw at a local store, and cut up the 22-year-old bar girl at a resort.

The victim’s dismembered body was stuffed into plastic bags, put in two plastic containers and buried on a land in Khao Suan Kwang district.

The trial for the three women has been scheduled for Monday afternoon. Police will oppose bail, Bangkok Post reported.

Related:

Bar girl murder suspect’s mom happy her daughter was arrested

Bar girl murder suspects confess, Preaw says no intention of killing victim

Bar girl murder suspect Preaw on run in Myanmar, lavish lifestyle displayed on Facebook (PHOTOS)

Dismembered Khon Kaen bar girl was police drug snitch, says one suspect

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