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Bangkok court sentences Thai woman to death for 2015 murder of Japanese partner

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We see "partnership" arrangements like this very frequently in the Filipino Community here. Young attractive Filipino women married to men old enough to be their father or even their grandfather. Because Financial Security and immigration status are apparently more important than self respect

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Having said that, if I was old and genki and had lots of disposable income, I'd do the same thing.

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Seems a big dangerous, don't ya think @sensei?

Who needs self-respect when you can have a Louis Vuitton handbag and an iPhone X?

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So this retired business man from Japan married a Thai women who had her brother in law murder her husband Kazuo Yoshioka (I guess for his money) Not much of a Happy Ending for good old Kazuo. Good thing about countries like Thailand once your sentenced to death it don't take long before they do execute you. Her days are numbered.

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Finally! Justice for his poor soul. Well done, Thai prosecution!

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Young attractive Filipino women married to men old enough to be their father or even their grandfather. Because Financial Security and immigration status are apparently more important than self respect

Hmmm. Having a hottie young enough to be your granddaughter, who is only marrying you (and sacrificing herself) because it will help lift her entire family out of poverty....

The men who marry these women are the ones lacking self-respect. The woman are just trying to survive.

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Old wealthy males and young females is a combination as old as mankind. And it is necessary limited to 3rd world countries. Remember Jacky Kennedy and Aristotle Onnassis?

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I think the downvotes above misunderstand. Nothing against age gaps, there is quite a big one in my own life. But saying the woman has no self respect is demeaning, not only to them, but to any man they marry. And ironic coming from someone who says they would do the same as the old codger in this story. It's pretty thoughtless for someone from a wealthy country to pass judgment like that on a girl from a poor country.

Unfortunately for Kazuo here, he chose poorly. There are many decent women who would have waited until he passed away. I don't know the details, but I am guessing he might have threatened to divorce her or cut her out of the will. Otherwise, there are many ways to hasten the passing of an 84 year old that fall short of murder. Slitting his throat indicates that she was in quite a hurry.

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WilliB

I don't think Jacky Kennedy married Aristotle Onnassis for his money. She was a Kennedy and very well off. Sometimes opposites due attract.

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Curious that the brother in law who actually committed the murder got life ina Thai prison in 2016 and she got the death penalty now. I wonder which one got the better deal...

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