Serial cyanide murder suspect Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn, her husband, Pol Lt-Col Vitoon Rangsiwuthaporn and her lawyer, Tannicha Aeksuwannawattana, were indicted yesterday (Tuesday) in the Criminal Court on charges of murder, robbery and concealing evidence.
The three are accused of involvement in the murder of Siriporn Khanwong in Ban Pong sub-district of Ratchaburi province on April 14th.
According to the prosecutor’s charge sheet, Sararat is accused of putting potassium cyanide in food which was consumed by Siriporn, who eventually passed out and died.
She is also accused of stealing several valuables from the victim, including 50,000 baht in cash, a Louis Vuitton bag worth about 30,000 baht, several wallets, 18 lottery tickets and two smart phones, altogether worth about 154,000 baht.
Pol Lt-Col Vitoon and the lawyer are accused of assisting the murder suspect to escape punishment by destroying or concealing evidence.
Sararat was taken into police custody on April 25th and has since been detained at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution. She is accused of involvement in the murders, by cyanide poisoning, of 14 victims and one attempted murder.
Both Vitoon and Thannicha were released on 100,000 baht bail each, while Sararat did not apply for bail.
Source: Thai PBS World