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    Australian sentenced to death in Thailand

    Australian Antonio Bagnato sentenced to death in Thailand over Hells Angel murder

    Bangkok: Australian man Antonio Bagnato has been found guilty and sentenced to death by a Thai court for his role in the 2015 abduction and murder of Hells Angels gang member Wayne Schneider.


    Antonio Bagnato, 28, was charged over the abduction and killing of Schneider, a former Hells Angel bikie, at a villa complex in the seaside resort of Pattaya, 150 kilometres from Bangkok, in 2015.

    Bagnato, a kickboxer and one-time business associate of Schneider, had pleaded not guilty

    He and 22-year-old American Tyler Gerard were arrested soon after the murder. Bagnato was detained in a hotel in Phnom Penh while Gerard was arrested as he attempted to cross the Thai border into Cambodia.

    Schneider's naked body was found days later in a shallow grave about 30 kilometres from the luxury villa where the initial assault occurred.

    At a court appearance in November, Bagnato was identified by two witnesses as being present at the scene of Schneider's abduction when he was bundled into a utility.

    A GPS indicator fitted to the rental helped police locate the body. Bagnato and Schneider had been partners in a boxing gym in Sydney and were facing Australian police investigations linked to international drug deals and a separate murder in Australia.

    Court reports said Schneider's death was linked to conflicts over drug deals. Bagnato claimed that on the night of the assault he had already left the villa to visit a local disco. He said he stayed until 5am and then slept at a woman's apartment until noon.

    Australian man Luke Hunt has already been convicted by a Pattaya Court of aiding and abetting Bagnato by driving him and his family to the Cambodian border.

    Hunt was sentenced to three months jail, suspended for two years after pleading guilty.


    Tony Bang - Antonio Bagnato - also known as "Tony Bang" - when he fought muay thai in Sydney's south in 2012.
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    GPS tracker fitted to the getaway vehicle...too easy for the MiB 55
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    Sounds like a real "winner"

    Sometimes these jokers are not as smart as they think they are. If he actually gets exterminated, like most rats should be, then it will be no loss to society.
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    More likely commuted to life sentence.
    I think that is 50 years. Though from what I have heard, be unlikely anyone could survive 50 years in a Thai jail
    Given his history, doubt Australian embassy will be overly concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    More likely commuted to life sentence.
    I think that is 50 years. Though from what I have heard, be unlikely anyone could survive 50 years in a Thai jail
    Given his history, doubt Australian embassy will be overly concerned
    I agree with you. I don't think Thailand has executed anyone for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    More likely commuted to life sentence.
    I think that is 50 years. Though from what I have heard, be unlikely anyone could survive 50 years in a Thai jail
    Given his history, doubt Australian embassy will be overly concerned
    Man shot dead in Leichhardt was father of two Brad Dillon

    He was already wanted for murder in Oz ... so they have saved us the cost of a trial here.

    "The first defendant [Bagnato] is found guilty of all charges and according to the criminal code, the penalty is execution for the murder and deprivation of liberty, plus a year in prison for hiding the body," Judge Sirichai Polkarn at the Pattaya Provincial Court said.

    I wonder if the execution or the year in prison comes first ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    I agree with you. I don't think Thailand has executed anyone for a long time.
    Judicially perhaps.
    Remember Thaksin's war on drugs?
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    2009 last executions, by lethal injection

    Execution in Thailand
    After a person has been sentenced to death, he is transferred to Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi Province, just to the north of Bangkok. This is the only place in Thailand with a Death Row and an execution chamber. Sentences are not carried out straight away as the inmates can appeal at two more courts. These are the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. It is quite possible that the courts will commute a death sentence to a life sentence. If they don’t, the inmate still has one last chance. He can apply for a King’s Pardon to reduce his sentence to life.

    The cells on Death Row measure 4 by 7.5 meters. The walls are 4 meters high. At the top there is a 20cm gap for ventilation. This is blocked by bars. Each cell is built for 18 prisoners, sleeping in two rows. But due to the crackdown on the drug trade, cells these days have at least 24-25 inmates. They each have a thin mattress measuring 50-70 cms by 170 cms. Their belongings are kept in bags and hung on the walls. Each cell has ceiling fans, a TV, and a toilet.

    Death Row inmates are let out of their cells at 8 a.m. They have two hours to eat and exercise before they are locked back in at 10 a.m. They are again let out at noon to eat, exercise and to bathe. They are locked up again at 2:30 p.m. where they remain until 8 a.m. the following morning. The lights are kept on all night.

    They also have to wear shackles all the time until the time they are executed or their sentence is commuted to life.

    A total of 325 inmates have been executed at Bang Kwang. Most of these were executed by machine gun. The last execution of this type took place on 11 December 2002. This was then changed to lethal injection. Four inmates were executed by this method on 12 December 2003. Six years later, on 24 August 2009, two more inmates were executed. There hasn’t been any executions since.

    http://www.thaiprisonlife.com/execution-in-thailand/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    2009 last executions, by lethal injection

    Execution in Thailand
    After a person has been sentenced to death, he is transferred to Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi Province, just to the north of Bangkok. This is the only place in Thailand with a Death Row and an execution chamber. Sentences are not carried out straight away as the inmates can appeal at two more courts. These are the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. It is quite possible that the courts will commute a death sentence to a life sentence. If they don’t, the inmate still has one last chance. He can apply for a King’s Pardon to reduce his sentence to life.

    The cells on Death Row measure 4 by 7.5 meters. The walls are 4 meters high. At the top there is a 20cm gap for ventilation. This is blocked by bars. Each cell is built for 18 prisoners, sleeping in two rows. But due to the crackdown on the drug trade, cells these days have at least 24-25 inmates. They each have a thin mattress measuring 50-70 cms by 170 cms. Their belongings are kept in bags and hung on the walls. Each cell has ceiling fans, a TV, and a toilet.

    Death Row inmates are let out of their cells at 8 a.m. They have two hours to eat and exercise before they are locked back in at 10 a.m. They are again let out at noon to eat, exercise and to bathe. They are locked up again at 2:30 p.m. where they remain until 8 a.m. the following morning. The lights are kept on all night.

    They also have to wear shackles all the time until the time they are executed or their sentence is commuted to life.

    A total of 325 inmates have been executed at Bang Kwang. Most of these were executed by machine gun. The last execution of this type took place on 11 December 2002. This was then changed to lethal injection. Four inmates were executed by this method on 12 December 2003. Six years later, on 24 August 2009, two more inmates were executed. There hasn’t been any executions since.

    http://www.thaiprisonlife.com/execution-in-thailand/
    Shivers. I'd take the machine gun over 50 years in that cell anyday.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    ^ yup
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    The Aust Gov should send over a pallet of beers to the Firing Squad for taking care of this grub. If he was tried in Aust , the case would have gone on for years and cost millions and then he would have got a suspended sentence because he is " Ethnically Challenged".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    The Aust Gov should send over a pallet of beers to the Firing Squad for taking care of this grub. If he was tried in Aust , the case would have gone on for years and cost millions and then he would have got a suspended sentence because he is " Ethnically Challenged".
    That is the same way Canada handles its criminals. Our streets are crawling with young men who have criminal records as long as your arm, and yet are still breaking into cars and people's homes. Somebody is always making some excuse for their behavior... like it wasn't their fault.
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    I am amazed the Trial went that fast. Usually takes years longer while people rot in jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cippy View Post
    I am amazed the Trial went that fast. Usually takes years longer while people rot in jail.
    Thailand is amazingly quick at convicting people. Look how long it took the police to convict the two innocent Burmese boys on Koh Tao. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Thailand is amazingly quick at convicting people. Look how long it took the police to convict the two innocent Burmese boys on Koh Tao. 555
    If they're foreigners 555!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    If they're foreigners 555!
    And NOT wealthy locals with political clout. 555

    Funny how that works, isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Thailand is amazingly quick at convicting people. Look how long it took the police to convict the two innocent Burmese boys on Koh Tao. 555
    Not in the book I read. Something like Welcome to Hell, there are two book with similar titles. It was the 80s, but this guys trial took five years and was a farce. He was framed, sentenced to death, death sentence commuted to life and eventually released 9 years later. His trial took five years. It was a year before he was even seen in court. He related countless tales of the same.

    He could have walked free if he could have afforded the bribe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cippy View Post
    He could have walked free if he could have afforded the bribe.
    And THAT is precisely the point I was making. Bribes at all levels are how things are done in Thailand. If you are wealthy and have local influence, then you can get away with just about anything... for a while... or at least until there is a change in government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    If you are wealthy and have local influence, then you can get away with just about anything... for a while...
    ^And there it is. If you know the right people, (Or you are the son of the village headman) they will essentially give you time to get away. It doesn't involve any decision and that means nobody made a mistake or got anything wrong. Afterwards they can pursue you "To the full extent of the law" without any blowback....(Well that's if nobody has "Confessed" to the crime in the interim).
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