Thursday, January 27, 2011

Undertaker who hid aborted children gets 20 years in Thailand

Suchart Phumee took money to hid the remains of thousands of aborted children in a Buddhist temple and now he's paying the price.
Suchart Phumee was initially sentenced to two months for each of the corpses after pleading guilty to two charges of concealing the bodies and assisting illegal abortion clinics, state prosecutor Rucha Krairiksha said.

The cumulative sentences amounted to 333 years.

But the 38-year-old, who worked at the Phai Ngern Buddhist temple where the corpses were hidden, saw his sentence lowered to 20 years, 10 years for each charge, the maximum penalty under Thai law.

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