Jenphop Granted Bail After Being Sentenced for Killing 2 Grad Students

Jenphop Viraporn upon his release on bail, Wednesday in Ayutthaya.

AYUTTHAYA — A court Wednesday granted businessman Jenphop Viraporn bail for a car crash that killed two grad students after earlier sentencing him to two and a half years in prison.

For slamming his Mercedes-Benz into the back of another car at a speed of over 250kph, Jenphop was found guilty of fatal reckless driving and given a two year and six month jail term before being granted bail on a 200,000 baht bond. The sentence was initially of five years, but was halved after he confessed to the crime.

Read: Jenphop Jailed for Crash That Killed 2 Grad Students

The crash took place March 13, 2016, in Ayutthaya province.

The court also dismissed a DUI count against Jenphop, citing insufficient evidence and a flawed police investigation.

After the verdict was read, Jenphop was immediately handcuffed and led to a cell room at the court. His lawyer filed an appeal.

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