Thai officer accused of Calgarian’s murder jailed

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A Thai police officer charged in the death of a Calgary man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing his pregnant wife.

Uthai Dechawiwat pleaded guilty to clubbing his 18-year-old wife to death two weeks after their wedding.

The police sergeant is also charged in the off-duty shooting of 25-year-old Leo Del Pinto, who was visiting a town in northern Thailand in January 2008.

Del Pinto’s family members said they are happy to see some form of justice served, but added that their son’s case is taking too long to get through Thailand’s courts.


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