A woman who was suspected to be involved in the bombing incident at Samarn Metta Mansion apartment in Nonthaburi six years ago was on Thursday acquitted by the Criminal Court due to insufficient evidence.
During the trial, one of the five prosecution witnesses who looked after the apartment said the defendant, Mrs Amporn Jaikorn, alias Khru Khaek, came to the apartment to rent a room.
The witness’s testimony was corroborated with a video footage showing Mrs Amporn entered and then left the apartment building on that particular day.
The court point out that aside from the fact that the defendant was seen arriving and leaving the apartment, there were no evidences in the rented room that could prove that she had stayed in the room or that she was involved in the bombing incident.
Mrs Amporn however admitted she knew the two other suspects in the incident, Samai Wongsuwan and Kasee Ditthanarat, because they used to be partners in a business venture. She denied knowing anything about the bomb attack.
Although acquitted by the court on the bombing case, Mrs Amporn is being detained on motorcycle theft charge. Her lawyer said he would, next Wednesday, would try to bail her out by placing a 500,000 baht surety with the Min Buri court.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)