Pakistani receives life sentence for murdering Thai: Australian gets four years for killing American

Pakistani receives life sentence for murdering Thai: Australian gets four years for killing American

Just two days after the Chiang Mai Provincial Court handed down a four year sentence to 61-year-old Australian William Thomas Douglas for the March 2008 murder of American tourist Gary Bruce Poretsky, Thailand’s Court of Appeal was affirming a life sentence for a Pakistani man convicted for murdering a Thai woman in 2006. Mohammad Arif […]

Family of murdered American tourist call for Thailand travel boycott (Updated June 14, 2010)

Family of murdered American tourist call for Thailand travel boycott (Updated June 14, 2010)

This story was updated at 23:25 April 19, 2011 Additional material in red text The family of an American tourist murdered in the popular Northern Thailand tourist destination of Chiang Mai have reacted angrily to Monday‚Äôs provincial court ruling that means his killer will serve less than three years in jail and called on Americans […]

Aussie shooter fronts Thai court

Aussie shooter fronts Thai court

A 61-year-old Australian man has appeared in a preliminary hearing of the Chiang Mai Provincial Court over the shooting death in March of an Hawaiian tourist. William Thomas Douglas, formerly of the Western Australian suburb of Willetton, is charged with the murder of 46-year-old Gary Bruce Poretsky at the Keari restaurant on March 23rd. At […]

Perth man remanded over fatal shooting of American tourist

William Thomas Douglas, a former resident of Willetton in Western Australia, surrendered to Thai police on Saturday one and a half hours after he is alleged to have shot and killed Hawaiian resident Gary Booth Poretsky in a Chiang Mai restaurant following an altercation. After the hearing Douglas said he had “no regrets” over killing the American, who was visiting Thailand on a two week trip to receive dental treatment in Bangkok where high quality dentistry is considerably less expensive than in the US or Europe.

American tourist not liked – killed

A 60-year-old former Perth resident faces the death penalty in Thailand after he was arrested over the fatal killing of a 46-year-old Hawaii resident in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai over the weekend. William Thomas Douglas, who claims to be a Vietnam War veteran, handed himself in to Chiang Mai police one and a half hours after shooting dead 46-year-old American tourist Gary Booth Poretsky in an all-night Thai restaurant popular with local Chiang Mai citizens. Douglas said he disliked American’s and thought ‘they talk down to everyone and consider themselves better than everyone.

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