Police investigating alleged serial killer Sararat “Am” Rangsiwuthaporn say they believe they have enough evidence to charge her with at least 6 of the 15 murders she’s accused of. Sararat was arrested in April on suspicious of poisoning 15 people with cyanide.
Thailand’s deputy national police chief says investigating officers are now preparing to wrap things up. Surachate Hakparn says officers have enough evidence to charge Sararat on 6 to 7 serious counts.
“We have found clear evidence. We have found the actual vials of cyanide that Am ordered, and we have found traces of cyanide with Am.”
According to Surachate, officers believe Sararat purchased vials of cyanide online and allegedly used the substance to poison her victims.
“We have identified which vials were purchased, a total of over 700 vials. Therefore, in terms of the investigation, we have sufficient and clear evidence.”
Investigating officers believe the primary motive for the killings was money. It’s understood Sararat owed significant sums of money to her alleged victims. According to Surachate, officers have found more than 80 million baht worth of online gambling transactions allegedly made by Sararat.
Meanwhile, Sararat, who was pregnant at the time of her arrest, suffered a miscarriage last week, according to a Coconuts report. The director of the Central Women’s Correctional Institution, Soraya Ritthiaram, says it’s believed the miscarriage was caused by complications arising from high blood pressure and organ damage.
Asked about the possibility of Sararat taking legal action against the authorities over the miscarriage, Soraya says she has the right to do so, but it’s not a concern for him.
It’s understood Sararat was around 6 months pregnant at the time of the miscarriage. Her legal team say they plan to take action against Surachate for putting their client under undue pressure.