UPDATE: Three foreigners allegedly involved in incident in which a Russian woman fell to death from a condo in Phuket still denying all charges

Patong, Phuket –

Three foreigners who were allegedly involved in an incident in which a Russian woman fell to her death from a condominium in Patong last month are still denying all charges and are now in custody at the Phuket Provincial Court.

Our previous story:

The Region 8 Police Commander Lieutenant Colonel Amphon Buarabphon told the Phuket Express earlier this week, “At this stage, they are facing charges of ‘Recklessness causing another person to die.’ They are now in custody at the Phuket Provincial Court.”

Now update:

The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sermpan Sirikong told The Phuket Express today (June 11th) , “The three foreigners are still in custody at the Phuket Provincial Court. They are still denying all charges. They insist to talk in the court process only which they have their rights to do that. They have refused to answer any questions from law enforcement or the press.”

“They also have the right to request bail. However, it also depends on the court if they will allow bail or not and law enforcement is concerned about the potential flight risk of the suspects,” Lieutenant Colonel Sermpan added.

The three foreign suspects who were present when a Russian woman plunged to her death have also reportedly sought the aid of their respective embassies and legal protection, even as the case gained major publicity on Thai media.

The suspects are currently being held on a minor drug possession charge and the recklessness causing another person to die charge.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.