was sentenced to life imprisonment in Thailand today for organising ‘hits’ on a house-buyer in the royal resort city of Hua Hin.
fled to Thailand while on drugs charges in Sheffield with cash to start a
property business, had commissioned the attacks on a retired former U.S. Marine
Donald Whiting, 70 – who was left crippled for life, paralysed from the neck
miles south west of Bangkok, where Whiting had bought a retirement home from
Darren Oxley’s company, Oxley Homes.
|Janpen Oxley (Sarah). She changed her name to Natsaporn while on trial|
charges and was taking him to court.
he was due to face Darren Oxley in court, Whiting from Hawaii, was gunned down
at his front door.
|Donald ‘Biff’ Whiting paralysed|
one was removed from his stomach, and one is still embedded in his spine.
speedy resolution to the case . Shortly after the ‘hit’ Janpen Oxley was
arrested on the Cambodian border.
traced financial transactions from her to the mother of hit man, Yuthana
Khan Provincial Court. Yuthana’s driver his cousin Samart Areesawat, 41, was acquitted.
Hua Hin and an apartment in Bangkok.
holds regular parties for police and civic officials.
years at Sheffield Crown Court for
dealing drugs in clubs like the town’s ‘Republic’.
operation and his crew had “lived in fear” of him. He was described
as “violent” and “not a man you mess with” who had made
considerable amounts of money.
to be seen when it came to sentencing.
where he built a mansion, bought a Lamborghini, Bentley and Range Rover and married
Janpen, known as Sarah, whose brothers were policemen.
Stamford University in Thailand said today:
‘It’s a relief after all this time
that justice has been done. We would like her to serve the full sentence”.
treatment for throat cancer. Dolly said he was pleased with the verdict.
|Oxley House, Hua Hin.|
“The only person I had a
row with was Darren Oxley. He was
threatening me. He told me some harm could come to me. I could prove he was
cheating me and was due in court the day after the shooting to testify against
“Sure his wife is guilty but I am sure she would never
have ordered my shooting without her husband’s say so. Foreign builders and estate agents have been
holding expatriates to ransom in Hua Hin.
Many have lost their live savings because of scams.
“How can this Briton Darren Oxley even be allowed to live in
Thailand? I have written to the Crown Prosecution Service and police and get
nothing from them. The British Embassy will tell me nothing.”
|Yuthana (second from left) being held with his partners after his arrest|
presence in Thailand drew a ‘No comment’ at the time.
under the Freedom of Information Act drew a reply that no comment could be made
because the matter was an ‘ongoing operational matter’.