Murderers of Hannah Witheridge from Hemsby lose death sentence appeal it is reported

Hannah Witheridge. Picture submitted.

Hannah Witheridge. Picture submitted. - Credit: Archant

Two men found guilty of murdering a Hemsby woman who was backpacking in Thailand have lost an appeal against their death sentences it has been reported.

Myanmar migrants Win Zaw Htun, right, and Zaw Lin, left, both 22, are escorted by officials after th

Myanmar migrants Win Zaw Htun, right, and Zaw Lin, left, both 22, are escorted by officials after their guilty verdict at court in Koh Samui, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn) - Credit: AP

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, launched the appeal after they were convicted of murdering Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo were sentenced to death on Christmas Eve 2015 after being found guilty of the murders of Miss Witheridge, 23, and Mr Miller, 24, on the Thai island of Koh Tao in September 2014.

DNA evidence proved 'beyond reasonable doubt' the judges in the murder prosecution case ruled.

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, both from Myanmar, then appealed their death sentences.


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It has been reported that a court in Koh Samui today upheld the death sentences given to the migrant workers.

The report said judges said evidence presented at the trial in December 2015 was adequate and reliable.

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Miss Witheridge and Mr Miller, who was from Jersey, were beaten to death with a garden hoe and their bodies left for dead on a beach on the island.

Miss Witheridge, a former University of East Anglia and Langley School student, had also been raped.

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