iPhone 7: Court sentences two Thai men to death for murder

A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced two men to death for murdering another Thai man over his iPhone 7, a court official said.

According to the police, in January, Wasin Luengjam, 26, was stabbed to death by two men in a Bangkok suburb who had also slit his throat.

The incident was caught on a surveillance camera.

Two men, later identified as Kittikorn Wikaha, 26 and Supatchai Jansri, 25, were caught by police in a nearby province while they were on the run.

Police said some cash and a watch remained on Wasin’s body.

Both Kittikorn and Supatchai admitted their crimes.

Police said that clear evidence helped lead to their confessions.

Police told dpa it is unclear if both men will appeal the decision. Since their arrests and detention in January, none of their relatives have bailed them out, citing a lack of money.

In March, a top-level provincial court upheld the death sentences of two migrant workers from Myanmar found guilty of murdering two British tourists on the southern island of Koh Tao in 2014.

Thailand last carried out the death penalty in August 2009.

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