Thai suspect released on bail after stabbing death of tourist

08/02/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Bangkok – The suspect in the stabbing death of a US tourist in Thailand has been released on bail. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Ratikorn Romin, 27, was granted bail on Thursday after being accused of stabbing the tourist along with two other band members at a bar.

All three men were arrested Wednesday after Bobby Ray Carter Jr., 51, of Texas, was attacked. According to Police Col. Boontawee Toraksa, the men were charged with causing death by physical attack, which carries a punishment of up to 15 years in jail. Romin’s bandmates were ordered to be held.

Wiyada Srirangkul, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Krabi provincial office is quoted by the AP as stating of the attack on the tourist, “Fatal incidents like this are rare, since Krabi usually attracts foreign tourists who come in families or travelers who seek tranquility… Police will also need to make sure incidents like this do not happen again.”

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