The trial against Daniel Sancho in Thailand already has a date

The trial against Daniel Sancho in Thailand already has a date

During a hearing next Tuesday in court on the island of Samui, the judge, taking into account the number of witnesses, set the dates of the trial, which will take place over 15 working days from Tuesday to Friday, a source close to the case said .

The hearing, which is part of the preparatory phase of the trial, started around 9:30 am local time (GMT+7), lasted more than three hours and was attended by the suspect and his mother, the investment analyst. Silvia Bronchalo.

The prosecution will have 28 witnesses in the trial, while lawyers representing Arrieta’s family have called two to testify, including the victim’s parents, who only count as one.

The defense in turn will be present with at least 27 witnessesalthough it cannot be ruled out that more will follow before the trial, which will take place on the island of Samui, where Daniel Sancho has been in prison since August 7.

The 29-year-old Spaniard was arrested on August 5 on the neighboring island of Phangan after confessing to the crime before police. Thai policea country considering the death penalty for first-degree murder, a crime the prosecutor accuses Sancho of committing.

On the first day of the trial, the defense, the prosecution and the lawyers representing the victim’s family can make a five-minute opening statement, after which the testimony will begin, which will take place in person.

The first to testify will be the witnesses of the Public Prosecution Service, who will make way for those called by Sancho’s lawyer, the ex officio lawyer. Apricot Srinuel.

Once this process is completed on May 3, the parties will be able to make a final oral argument and a new date will be set for the reading of the verdict, as determined by the judge today during a hearing behind closed doors.

Source: El heraldo

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