“Once people come to Australia, they join the team.”~ Tony Abbott
Once in a while you come across something so crazy, so bizarre, that you just cannot help yourself but to look into the situation further on your own.
So it is with the murders of Australian hookers, Phuangsri Kroksamrang, 58, and Somjai Insamnan, 27 in or near the town of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
What makes the murders of these two women so unique was the fact that they were found in crocodile infested waters. More specifically, near a tourist place for people in public to observe the crocodiles.
They were bound by their hands and feet and tethered to car batteries and thrown into the river.
It took authorities a long time to come up with those who were guilty of the crime as many theories has been explored. Including a theory that the prostitutes had been murdered by members of the motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels.
The gang took a lot of heat from the authorities until the truth came up.
But soon the mystery would be solved.
These two women were murdered callously in order to satisfy a debt.
It is believed by Australian authorities that these women were kept captive for at least 18 to 30 hours before they were eventually killed.
Senseless and tragic.
The murderers were hopeful and anticipating that the crocodiles in the water would consume their bodies and leave little to no evidence of the crime of murder. But the creatures barely touched the corpses, and several hours after they were dumped, they were found floating in the river near a high tourist traffic area of the banks of the river on the 1st of March 2004.
Ben William McLean and Phu Ngoc Trinh, both 18 years of age at the time were eventually arrested.
Both initially pled not guilty in court.
After deliberation, the two were found guilty of the murders, and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 25 years. It is scary to think that they’ve already served nearly half of that before even thinking about being considered for parole.
Justice Mildred, who tried the case, stated that there was no evidence that the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang had any involvement, and noted that both suspects had changed their stories many times during the case’s progress, hence their statements could not be deemed to be reliable. So basically stupid actions got them caught. They were so confident that they had gotten away with murder.
I only wished that I could have found more information on this case. If you have any thing more you feel you can add, do not hesitate to contact me.
This subject matter came up during one of the most unusual of ways, during a live chat with Australian YouTuber, “SpookyAstronauts.”Content on that channel deals with horror films and horror related stories. Plain and simple. She does a wonderful job and keeps everyone up to date and informed on what is going on in the horror film genre. If that is your kind of thing, then I suggest subscribing to her channel and following her on social media.