PHUKET – Thomas Keating an Australian man charged over the accidental death of his girlfriend in a jetski crash in Thailand, has been spared jail.
At Phuket Provincial Court, a Thai judge on Thursday handed down a suspended sentence to 22-year-old Thomas Keating, who was found guilty of causing death by negligence.
Keating pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in jail, suspended for two years, and was also fined THB5,000 for reckless driving causing death.
Twenty-year-old Emily Jayne Collie died when her and Keatings jetski’s collided at high speed off Phuket on February 6, in a holiday tragedy.
Keating was accompanied by family members, his lawyer and Craig Ferguson, the Australian Consul-General for Phuket during the sentencing.