Thai court sentences Australian to death for Hells Angels murder
A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian man to death for murdering a Hells Angels gang member in 2015, a lawyer at the trial said.
Bagnato was sentenced to death by a court in the resort city of Pattaya for detaining, assaulting and then killing the victim, Gerard’s lawyer said.
Gerard was jailed for two years as an accomplice to the crime, said the lawyer, Phipat Chantakul.
Bagnato’s lawyer declined to comment. The court in the city, 100km southeast of the capital Bangkok, found that the killing was premeditated, as the defendants had rented a house and a car used in committing the crime, Phipat said.
Gerard’s sentence was reduced from an original three years because he had cooperated with the investigation, his lawyer said.