Laura Daniels Wiki – Laura Daniels Biography
Laura Daniels was the sister of Hannah Witheridge, who was found on a beach in Koh Tao in September 2014. She has died in hospital. Daniels has died five years after sister Hannah, 23, was killed on Koh Tao with David Miller of Jersey.
Laura Daniels has died at the age of 30.
Who was Hannah Witheridge
Hannah Witheridge was a 23 years old student of a University of Essex student from Hemsby in Norfolk. She was born on 15 October 1990, Hemsby, United Kingdom. She was the daughter of Susan Witheridge and Tony Witheridge. They are three siblings Laura Witheridge, Tanya Witheridge and Paul Witheridge. Miss Witheridge and Mr Miller were bludgeoned to death. Witheridge and Miller’s bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao in September 2014. The family of Hannah Witheridge, a backpacker who was murdered in Thailand, have had their “hearts broken” by a second death.
Burmese nationals Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo were convicted in a Thai court and sentenced to death in December 2015. Lin and Phyo will serve life sentences instead following a royal decree.
Ms Witheridge, a University of Essex student from Hemsby in Norfolk, and Mr Miller, a civil and structural engineering graduate, from Jersey, were bludgeoned to death. A post-mortem examination showed Ms Witheridge had been raped.
Lin and Phyo (also known as Win Zaw Htun) were sentenced to death for the murder of Mr Miller and the murder and rape of Ms Witheridge. The two men were convicted and sentenced in 2015, and an appeals court upheld the verdict in 2017 and the Supreme Court in August 2019.
The convictions were mired in controversy, with supporters of the two men arguing they had been framed because their initial confessions were made under duress. A royal decree said the sentences had been reviewed to commemorate King Vajiralongkorn’s birthday on 28 July and to “illustrate the king’s clemency”.
It is unclear how many prisoners were eligible for any pardons or reduction of sentences under the different criteria listed in the decree.