Thai ‘murder babes’ jailed for 127 years show off saw and meat cleaver they used to cut karaoke bar colleague's body in half

Preeyanuch Nonwangchai, 25, and Kawita Ratchada, 26, strangled bar girl Warissara Klinjui, 23, after an argument in Thailand last May.

The two women and two friends – including Apiwan Satayabundit – then chopped up her body with a saw and meat cleaver and stuffed it in black bin bags before burying the parts in a shallow grave in Khon Kaen.

They fled to neighbouring country Laos and looked for work in massage parlours – even sending them their pictures – but they were arrested while out shopping for designer clothes.

Shockingly, pictures emerged of them in police custody laughing, smoking, and posing for selfies with star-struck officers after the case gained notoriety.

The gang were yesterday jailed for a combined 127 years over the grisly murder which had earlier led to them being dubbed the ''murder babes'' and the ring leader Preeyanuch called ''butcher Praew''.

Khon Kaen Court sentenced Nonwangchai, and Rachada to life in prison but it was reduced to 34 years and six month each after they confessed and co-operated.

The two girls were found guilty of conspiring to murder Warisara, conspiring to destroy and hide her body and conspiring in theft.

The third member of the so-called' ''murder babes'' Satayabundit was found guilty of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to destroy and hide the body, and taking methamphetamine, and was handed 33 years and nine months in jail.

While Wasin Namprom, 22, the male member, was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder, conspiring to destroy and hide the body, and conspiring in theft and sentenced to 23 years, four months and 20 days.

The four were ordered to pay one million baht (£25,000) to support the family of the victim, Warisara Klinjui, 22, and 100,000 baht for her funeral.

The fifth defendant, Jidarat Promkhun, 23, who had been out on bail was sentenced to one year for receiving the victim's stolen phone to sell.

During the case, the court heard how Preeyanuch and Kawita had worked with Warissara as hostesses a karaoke bar where men could hire women for the night.

But the group fell out after Warissara reported Preeyanuch's boyfriend to the local police for selling drugs.

Preeyanuch and Kawita lured Warissara to her death after picking her up in a rented car and telling her they wanted to discuss a job offer.

But Preeyanuch with help from Kawita strangled Warissara and the two friends later helped to dispose of the body.

Lurid details previously emerged of how Preeyanuch would charge men up to 5,000 baht a night for her services – and made money on the side as a cam model.

She was a regular user of methamphetamine and had drugs fuelled sex sessions with customers and other women.

Meanwhile, the victim had a husband in capital city Bangkok but was living a double life with a string of girlfriends and enjoying group sex with women she had met over the internet.

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