This was Daniel Sancho’s first release from Koh Samui prison

Daniel Sancho He left Koh Samui prison this Thursday to appear before the judge at the Samui court (southern Thailand). This is his first release from prison, where he has remained in provisional detention since August 7 after having confessed to the murder and dismemberment to the Colombian surgeon. Edwin Arrieta.

The routine hearing took place at the Samui court. After his appearance before the magistrate, his provisional detention regime has been extended for the sixth time at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office. Until now, he had appeared by videoconference from prison, as confirmed to the Agency EFE sources close to the court.

Sancho Gracia’s grandson has given a statement without a lawyer. It must be remembered that he has been without a lawyer in Thailand since September 7, when his father, Rodolfo Sanchodispensed with the services of Thai lawyer Anan Chuayprabat due to “discrepancies in the defense.”

Sancho, who could face a request for a death penalty, must have a Thai lawyer once the trial begins and, if he does not have one, the judge will assign him one ex officio. There is still no date for the trial. The magistrate will set it once the Prosecutor’s Office delivers the report of the police investigation.