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Tests find no paint repair to Jomsap truck


NO EVIDENCE of paint repair or a new coat of paint has been found on the Toyota pickup truck belonging to former teacher Jomsap Saenmuangkhot who was accused of being the driver in a 2005 fatal hit-and-run accident.

The pickup was inspected by Toyota Motor Co Ltd’s Samut Prakan-based factory, a source at the Justice Ministry revealed yesterday. 
In addition, the truck’s “Bor Khor 56 Sakhon Nakhon” licence plate was found to have no scratches or traces of being repaired after an inspection by King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi.
The Land Transport Department also found there is no history of the licence plate being changed.
Deputy permanent secretary for justice Pol Colonel Dusadee Arayawuth is planning to meet the Royal Thai Police team assigned to further investigate the case on Monday.
Evidence is due to be presented at witness hearings which are being held at the Nakhon Phanom Court for three days from next Wednesday, as a step toward a possible retrial.
Jomsap was sentenced to three years and two months in jail for allegedly killing an elderly man, Lua Phorbumrung, in a hit-and-run accident on March 11, 2005, in Nakhon Phanom’s Renu Nakhon district. 
She served 18 months before being released by royal pardon in 2015. 
While the Justice Ministry has sought to help her to seek a retrial, police have stood by the original evidence.

Published : February 03, 2017

By : PIYANUCH TAMNUKASETCHAI THE NATION