Trial in January and five years in prison (at least): the immediate future of Daniel Sancho

This Monday marked the sixth week since the son of Rodolfo Sancho entered the Koh Samui prison after pleading guilty to the murder and dismemberment of Colombian surgeon Edwin Arrieta. In the absence of the police delivering their report to the prosecutor’s office and the case going to court, the first details are now known about the immediate future of the young Spaniard, for whom they are requesting the death penalty.

The police announced that capital punishment is the punishment for premeditated murder (as they claim occurred on the night of August 3 in Koh Panghan) although Daniel Sancho’s cooperation and confession could help him get a life sentence. However, and according to On everyone’s lips, Daniel’s defense team has found a very consistent line of work to prove that there was no premeditation. To get the Spanish chef tried for murder, could reduce his sentence to five years in prison, of which only one would spend time in Thailand and could be extradited to Spain to serve the rest of the sentence, that is, four years. “Less is impossible,” they say.

Let us remember that Daniel has a defense lawyer in Thailand, Kun Ananand that this has the collaboration of two Spanish offices hired by Rodolfo Sancho: Chippirrás-Balfagó y Marcos García Montes. The media lawyer has made it clear: “My client is innocent until proven otherwise.”

Daniel’s trial is scheduled for early January 2024, as long as the man from Madrid continues to collaborate with the authorities in the investigation and confesses the crime before the judge. Otherwise, it could take a few more months.