Daniel Sancho is 11 days away from appearing again before a Thai judge for allegedly murdering and dismembering Colombian surgeon Edwin Arrieta in the Asian country. November 27 is a key date for the defendant's future and he still has no Thai lawyer, as required by law.
"I am guilty, but I was Edwin's hostage. He had me as a hostage. It was a glass cage, but it was a cage," said the son of actor Rodolfo Sancho at first. And, despite the fact that Sancho's defense, led by the law firm of Marcos García Montes, tries to distort the final report of the Prosecutor's Office, his first statement works against him.
As the program Let's See has revealed, the prosecutors handling this case have everything "well tied" to be able to accuse Daniel Sancho of premeditated murder, concealment of the body and destruction of other people's documentation. Even so, on November 13, the chef denied all the charges except the dismemberment and concealment of the body.
A strategy that could work against you if the judge accepts everything stated in the report. And Big Joke, number two in the Thai police, assured that the only way he could avoid the death penalty was to collaborate and accept everything that was accused of him.
To try to prove all of the above, the Prosecutor's Office has a series of witnesses that the aforementioned program has brought to light. Firstly, the police officers who questioned Daniel Sancho in his first statement, where he did accept that he had purchased the materials for the crime and that there was premeditation. Despite not having a lawyer at that time, as his defense states, his version is accepted as it is voluntary.
In turn, the prosecutor has two cashiers from the supermarket where Daniel bought the knives and the owner of the store where he rented the motorcycle that appears in the images, with which he took Edwin Arrieta to the hotel.
The Prosecutor's Office also has the statements of the person who rented the kayak with which Daniel Sancho disposed of part of the victim's body, for which he paid $1,000. And, finally, the owner of the Bungalow Resort where the chef allegedly murdered and dismembered the Colombian surgeon will be present at the trial.
Although these are the confirmed ones, there could still be one more witness: Khun Anan, first lawyer for the actor's son. "He was the one with whom the accused had his first conversations," said the program's reporter. However, it may not ultimately occur due to the professional secrecy that lawyers must adhere to.