It wasn’t long before the Daniel Sancho case made headlines in the international press. The Spanish chef and businessman, who on Tuesday received his lawyer’s first visit to Koh Samui prison, where he remains in custody for the murder of Colombian plastic surgeon Edwin Arrieta, is facing serious criminal proceedings in Thailand which could result in the death penalty or, failing that, life imprisonment.
The BBC sheds light on the confessed killer’s connections to his father, actor Rodolfo Sancho. “Sancho comes from a well-known Spanish acting dynasty. “His mother is the actress Silvia Bronchalo while his grandfather is the late actor Félix Ángel Sancho Gracia,” says the UK Public Service for Radio and Television, which stresses that the 29-year-old businessman “among other things bought things.” , a knife, rubber gloves and a bottle of detergent last Tuesday, leading police to conclude he had plotted to kill Arrieta.
Reuters also mentions Daniel Sancho’s relationship with Rodolfo Sancho, whom he refers to as Protagonist of the television series “The Ministry of Time”, and that his family issued a statement on Sunday asking for “the utmost respect at these delicate moments of maximum confusion.” As the British news agency reports, the cook is accused of “first intent murder and concealing and removing body parts to conceal the death or cause of death of the victim”.
In this case, another well-known news agency Associated Pressalso points out that the Spaniard was being held on the tourist island of Koh Phagnan He is ‘the son of two Spanish movie stars’. But something new stands out: the relationship between suspect and victim. “Thai media have quoted police as saying that Sancho, who had arrived in Thailand on vacation, told authorities they were both romantically involved and that he tried to break up with the victim, but she I refused,” he emphasizes. PA.
The agency contacted the Spanish embassy in Bangkok, who confirmed they were aware of a crime involving a Spaniard but avoided giving further information “due to data protection laws”.
The Agence France Press and the TV station euronews emphasize Sancho’s family ties, explaining that “the young man who arrived on the island as a tourist on July 31 met Arrieta two days later.” They had previously met through social media. It was the following night that Sancho reported the Colombian’s disappearance.
Finally the Hong Kong newspaper South China tomorrow post informed about Sancho’s situation through a video, in which he highlights that “the 29-year-old suspect, who is accused of first degree murder, has also confessed to throwing body parts into the sea, and.” More remains were discovered in a hotel roomwhere the murder is believed to have taken place.