Two Burmese workers sentenced to death for British backpacker murders


The brother of David Miller said "the correct verdict" has been reached after two Burmese migrants were sentenced to death for the murders of the backpacker and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand.

The battered bodies of Miss Witheridge, 23, and Mr Miller, 24, were discovered on the idyllic holiday island of Koh Tao on September 15 last year.

Bar workers Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, also known as Win Zaw Htun, initially confessed to the brutal killings but later retracted their statements, claiming they had been tortured by police.

At a court in Koh Samui, three judges found the men guilty of murder and ordered that they face the death penalty.

Michael Miller was speaking after the hearing.