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British father found dead in prison while awaiting trial for wifes murder

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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.

Kevin Smitham, 51, right, and Kanda Smitham, 29, left.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Kevin Smitham, 51, and Kanda Smitham, 29 (Picture: Viral Press)

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - 16/04/2018. Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead having been allegedly kicked to death in a jealous rage by British husband Kevin Smitham.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead (Picture: Viral Press)

Smitham was awaiting trial for the murder of his Thai wife Kandra Smitham, 29, on April 15 last year.

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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.

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British father found dead in prison while awaiting trial for wifes murder

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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.

Kevin Smitham, 51, right, and Kanda Smitham, 29, left.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Kevin Smitham, 51, and Kanda Smitham, 29 (Picture: Viral Press)

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - 16/04/2018. Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead having been allegedly kicked to death in a jealous rage by British husband Kevin Smitham.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead (Picture: Viral Press)

Smitham was awaiting trial for the murder of his Thai wife Kandra Smitham, 29, on April 15 last year.

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