Moo Ham gets suspended jail term
The Appeals Court Tuesday sentenced a young driver from a wealthy family to two years' suspended jail term for crashing into a group of bus passengers and killing one of them.
The Phra Khanong Provincial Court found that Kanpitak Patchimsawat, 25, had a mental problem that reduced his ability to control himself while under stress. It was found that the victim was killed while the defendant could not control himself.
He was initially sentenced to three years in jail, but the court later reduced the jail term to two years and one month.
The court decided to suspend the penalty for two years and required the defendant to report to probation officials every three months over that period. The defendant also was asked to have his mental problem treated.