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It's official: American who escaped from Pattaya court is dead
 
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The American drug suspect who was involved in the dramatic escape from a Pattaya court last week has been pronounced dead. 
 
The confirmation came from the Sa Kaeo Crown Prince Hospital that Bart Allen Helmus died at 6 pm last night.
 
He had been in a coma on a respirator and had been unresponsive since last week when he was erroneously reported as having died in the Thai media
 
The 39 year old shot himself as police closed in on him and his wife on Wednesday last week following their breakout with a Thai man the previous Monday.
 
Local police in Sa Kaeo had mounted a bedside guard that changed every eight hours and appealed through the US Embassy for relatives to come forward. 
 
Source: 77kaoded
 
 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The 39 year old shot himself as police closed in on him and his wife on Wednesday last week following their breakout with a Thai man the previous Monday.

I don't believe in that version of the story...Someone helps him to die...

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4 hours ago, Raymonddiaz said:

I don't believe in that version of the story...Someone helps him to die...

well, the whole "event" was published on this TV on video, so unless you have a video where he is seen standing in the field, hands behind his head while being patted down and then later is mysteriously unconscious, your beliefs are up to you.

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American escapee dies from self-inflicted injury

By The Nation

 

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Bart Allen Helmus, an American who broke out of court and shot himself when cornered by police, died yesterday (November 14) at 6 pm after falling into a coma.

 

Helmus, 39, and his Thai girlfriend Sirinapa Wisetrit, 30, were accused of trafficking 1 kilogram of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm.

 

He could be sentenced to life imprisonment or even death for the drug-trafficking offence, police said.

 

The couple escaped from Pattaya court on November 6, armed with a knife and a gun provided by another defendant Ton Ninthet. Helmus stabbed a court official, seriously injuring him before the three fled in a car.

 

The couple reportedly tried to escape to Cambodia but were tracked down by police, after three days of searching, in the border province of Sa Kaeo province.

 

Police has contacted the American embassy to locate his family and reported his death to Sirinapa.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30378370

 

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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

Helmus, 39, and his Thai girlfriend Sirinapa Wisetrit, 30, were accused of trafficking 1 kilogram of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm.

 

He could be sentenced to life imprisonment or even death for the drug-trafficking offence, police said.

 

The couple escaped from Pattaya court on November 6, armed with a knife and a gun provided by another defendant Ton Ninthet. Helmus stabbed a court official, seriously injuring him before the three fled in a car.

 

The couple reportedly tried to escape to Cambodia but were tracked down by police, after three days of searching, in the border province of Sa Kaeo province.

 

Police has contacted the American embassy to locate his family and reported his death to Sirinapa.

Wow, they are really going after this guy. They want to kill him again.

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36 minutes ago, colinneil said:

He is dead.... oh no hes not.... oh yes he is, well dead a little bit, he will be alive again tomorrow, ready for the next time the media reports his demise.

and his nationality...

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33 minutes ago, fhickson said:

and his nationality...

What nationality was Jesus. Must be from the same country. 

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Well this will be one of those foreigners that visits Thailand and runs up medical and leaves without paying them stories.. They probably saw the costs rising and someone turned off the switch. 

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