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I predict a suspended sentence of 2 years for discharging a firearm in a public place. 

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what punishment would you like to see ?

Whatever they 'normally' hand down.

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As he's confessed, I don't think he'll get the death penalty. Probably, life.

So, 25 years or so. Unfortunately, if he, his family or friends have any money he'll have a reasonable time inside - ie tv, good food etc, even in Bang Kwang.

I've never been a supporter of capital punishment. I'd rather this chap rotted in ###### for eternity. After all, there may well be some hard line Thai nutcases inside who would just love do all sorts of nasty things to him for the rest of his miserable existence.

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It all boils down to what they determine the incident to be. If they rule self defence (Mr. Lloyd) + involuntary manslaughter (don't recall what they call this in Thai.... for Ms. Arscott), it could be as little as 2 years and then halved again because of the confession. What's strange is that there doesn't seem to be a law that punishes you for running (and hiding out from the police). Is there a such a law in say the US?

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I think he is gonna get a little prick in the arm at the Hilton ( as indeed he should )

I agree Doc, the Brits (embassy) have taken far too big an interest from the start for the Thai authority's to sweep this under the carpet

Do you think with the length of time he was on the run, they hoped it would go away?

When the Brits quite rightly kept it on the agenda, do you think Thaksin has decided to make the best of a bad situation, and win some brownie points himself?

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....it could be as little as 2 years and then halved again because of the confession....

And halved again because of the re-enactment on TV?

I'm not sure if you get anything for the re-enactment. I don't recall whether you can be forced to do the 'play by play' or not. Minors who commit such crimes can't be forced, not sure about adults.

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To the above who requested what sentence the posters would like to see:

Death

Do you want him on the streets again?

In this country, life rarely ever means life, especially when the man is a cop.

With death, he can never get let off early.

I would also like to see death for for bringing disgrace tothe Tourist Police Force and trhe country and most of all for costing the welathy tourist-business owners a lot of money.

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I would also like to see death for for bringing disgrace tothe Tourist Police Force and trhe country and most of all for costing the welathy tourist-business owners a lot of money.

Only sympathy for the 'welathy' business owners, who've lost a few baht over this affair? What about the poorer sectors of the tourist industry, providing vital services to the ordinary tourist and back-packer who will be feeling the pinch since Sept. 9th. In fact, like the places the unfortunate couple who were murdered were hanging out at (e.g. local restaurants, shops and guest-houses), putting cash into the pockets of ordinary Thais, and not the fat cats. I bet their income has taken a dive from visiting Brits going elsewhere, especially in the vicinity of Kanchanburi, rather than the likes of the Dusit or Oriental. That is why it is in the vital interests of the Thai tourist industry and country in general, that the judicial system is shown to be impartial and just in meting out a punishment that fits the crime, once guilt is proven beyond reasonable doubt. The latter task shouldn't prove too difficult under "normal" circumstances, but who knows what twists and turns there may yet be in store for this case. But until the perp. is behind bars for a fitting term, many potential tourists are likely to be a little bit more wary of visiting LOS, so a speedy trial would be in everyones interests.

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I have a Thai lady here in the US who is a travel agent and gets me cheap tickets.

I was talking to her yesterday and she said "We have very cheap tickets (NW)

to go to Thai after 1/15." I asked why and she said "not many falangs go after

police kill 2 falangs."

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I have a Thai lady here in the US who is a travel agent and gets me cheap tickets.

I was talking to her yesterday and she said "We have very cheap tickets (NW)

to go to Thai after 1/15."  I asked why and she said "not many falangs go after

police kill 2 falangs."

Good! And I hope they will stay away unless Visetsingha is put away for a long, long time.

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