Daniel Sancho’s life was cut short at the beginning of August, when he confessed to being responsible for Edwin Arrieta’s crime. Since then, the young 29-year-old chef remains temporarily admitted to the prison of Koh Samui, waiting for the trial to determine his level of responsibility for the murder of the Colombian surgeon and his final fate. The threat of a death sentence hangs over him, although life behind bars in a Thai prison does not seem like a good alternative. This is why he turned to money twice to avoid his fate, as he recently revealed to his new lawyer that surprised everyone.
Until now it is not known that the son of Rodolfo Sancho and Silvia Bronchalo wants to pay the bail to escape his preventive stay in prison. Conditions behind bars were deplorable, but he said he was “calm” when he entered. Perhaps he tried to downplay his situation, so that his loved ones would not suffer. But in fact he did not want to be there and tried the impossible to regain his freedom, wanting to pay the corresponding bail, as the lawyer Grit Sudthanom discovered. Of course, Thai justice stopped his claims at first, explaining that he could not avoid his imprisonment.
“I know that Daniel Sancho tried twice to pay bail, but the Koh Samui Court refused him,” explained the lawyer who joined the defense team of the young man. Although they did not want to speed up his release, this judicial body in Thailand agreed to postpone the hearing where the charges brought by the Prosecutor’s Office against him were read, the crimes he had to face before the judge. He pointed out the lack of understanding of the language and his right to have an interpreter present to clarify all his doubts. Something he did with his new lawyer, who he didn’t want to have anything to do with.
Daniel Sancho is assigned Thai public defender, but he refuses to accept him in prison and has a chance to catch up and face his defense. “I can meet him anytime, but right now he doesn’t want to. He didn’t want to talk to the defense. I don’t know if it is a strategy of a Spanish lawyer,” Grit Sudthanom declared for ‘En boca de todos’. They can only see faces when the judge is present, as will happen again when an interpreter is finally present. But they don’t seem to have attached any importance to it, since they work by trade, since this is the third person to enroll in their ranks, after the sudden departure of their predecessors from the position.
Rodolfo Sancho also did not make it easier: “I have little contact with his father, but I spoke with his assistant. “I can state that Daniel Sancho remains calm and collected.” And on the judicial horizon is the threat of the death penalty which, according to the Thai public defender of Daniel Sancho, is difficult to avoid. The fact that the investigation by the police and the Prosecutor’s Office is clear about the “planned killing and hiding the body” of Edwin Arrieta. “He did not has not stated anything, even in his own defense. We will have to wait until the 13th to find out if he will answer the accusations. The crime was committed in Thailand and the victim is also not Spanish, so it will be tried in Thailand .With its laws, which include the possibility of the death penalty if found guilty.