British father found dead in prison while awaiting trial for wifes murder
A man who allegedly murdered his wife because she wouldnt have sex with him has died in prison.
Kevin Smithams body was discovered at Ubon Ratchathani Central Prison, in Thailand, last August but authorities have only just publicly confirmed his death.
Smitham, 51, from Nottingham, was found with fatal injuries close to an outbuilding on the perimeter of the prison and died later in prison.
An FCO spokesperson said: Our staff are providing support and advice to the family of a British man who died in Thailand in August 2018, and they remain in touch with the local authorities.
His death remains a mystery with authorities unable to figure out how he got hurt.
Smitham was awaiting trial for the murder of his Thai wife Kandra Smitham, 29, on April 15 last year.
The couple, who had two young children together, had been staying with Mrs Smithams parents in Ubon Ratchathani, in the northeast of the country, for the Songkran New Year festival.
He was accused of strangling and kicking her to death and then covering her body and going to bed.
Shocked neighbours found her body under a blanket the next day.