Bart Allen Helmus, 40, was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in Thailand. Photo: Thailand Department of Corrections via AP

US fugitive in Thailand shoots wife and himself after police discover their hideout. Now they may face death penalty

  • Bart Allen Helmus, a US national, and his Thai wife Sirinapa Wisetrit, were arrested on drug trafficking charges carrying possible death sentences
  • They had attempted a brazen escape while being moved from a holding area to a courtroom
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Bart Allen Helmus, 40, was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in Thailand. Photo: Thailand Department of Corrections via AP
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