The American traveller charged with the killing of 42-year-old Melbourne man Benjamin Robb has killed before, justice papers reveal.
Jose Manuel Polanco Jr, a high school tyro at the time, was charged with the second grade murder of Michael Cooper, who had paid him $20 to demeanour at a automobile problem in 1993.
Later, a crony of the man told a teacher Polanco was obliged for the murder and police were called, at which indicate the New Yorker confessed twice, both at the school and at the police station.
Court papers exhibit Polanco told police where the arms used in Mr Cooper’s death was located, and where his blood-stained garments had been hidden.
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New Yorker Jose Manuel Polanco Jr, 43, has been charged with killing after the death of Melbourne man Benjamin Robb
Pictured: Polanco’s mugshot from his killing with firearm charge over the 1993 death of Michael Cooper
‘After doubt suspect for an hour and 10 minutes, suspect confessed to the murder. At that indicate he was arrested and given Miranda warnings,’ papers read.
‘He then gave another matter admissing to the murder. He also told the detectives where he likely of the murder weapon, which was not recovered, and where he likely of his own bloody clothing, which was recovered.’
Later, his charges were downgraded to killing with a firearm.
A file of his self-assurance and mugshot exhibit Palanco served reduction than two years, from 1996, for his crimes.
Polanco got into an rumpus with Melbourne man Benjamin Robb in Thailand on Friday night, which resulted in Mr Robb’s death hours later.
Benjamin Robb, 42, was celebration in the red light district of Pattaya, Thailand, when he was allegedly pounded by Polanco in Ruby Club
Police have pronounced Polanco became assertive after Mr Robb, 42, allegedly picked up a Thai lady in the bar by the throat, and squeezed until she began to spin blue.
He primarily fled from Ruby Club in Pattaya after the altercation, but after surrendered to internal authorities and was charged with manslaughter, news.com.au reported.
‘Polanco saw the occurrence and told [him] to stop it. [Mr Robb] didn’t stop and started fighting [with Polanco] a series of times,’ Pattaya police Captain Sombat Kaewpoonmuk told News Corp.
Following the fight, Mr Robb was taken to hospital, but after died of a brain injury.
Polanco has denied the charge, and pronounced he was behaving in self-defence, but did not request for bail.
Witnesses claimed over social media an American traveller had approached Robb and threw him opposite the bar before punching him several times in the face.
Others claimed Mr Robb had been in an evidence with 4 or 5 unfamiliar men, all of whom were inebriated and aggressive.
Pictured: The pass of US man Jose Manuel Polanco Jr who handed himself in to police after an Australian man died in a brutal bar bashing in Thailand
An American man then allegedly approached the Australian as he lay on the building and ‘stamped on his conduct mixed times’, according to an watcher who recounted the horrific occurrence in a Facebook group.
Bar staff contacted paramedics, who rushed to the venue just after 7.30pm as a ‘patron with medical experience’ put Mr Robb in the liberation position and attempted to discharge first aid.
Mr Robb (pictured) was taken to hospital after the attack and died shortly after of brain injury
‘He [the attacker] crushed his foot from above in the guys [victim’s] face at slightest 10-15 times with full force. That whole occurrence lasted substantially 20 seconds’, the declare wrote.
These reports have ravaged Mr Robb’s family, a crony of the Melbourne man has said.
The crony told News Corp Mr Robb was ‘coward punched’ by a singular attacker.
‘Ben hit his conduct on the belligerent tough after the American man punched him in the face,’ they said.
‘It was a doormat punch. There is an review going on right now.’
The Department of Foreign Affairs has reliable the man’s death to Daily Mail Australia.
A mouthpiece pronounced DFAT is: ‘providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian man who died in Thailand’.
Polanco Jr (pictured) was reportedly benefaction at the time of the occurrence but left the bar following the fight, before branch himself into authorities
Ruby Lounge has also expelled a matter per the incident, and reliable that no other patron of staff member was harmed during the incident.
‘An rumpus durability reduction than 20 seconds between two business on Friday night resulted in one person being taken to hospital with critical looking injuries, which sadly resulted in him flitting divided in the early hours of Saturday morning.
‘The other particular concerned handed himself in to police and it is accepted he is to sojourn in control until a justice coming in 10 days or so.
‘Whilst the thoughts sojourn with the victims relatives, we would also like to appreciate the emergency services for their prompt and veteran courtesy in traffic with the incident.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ruby Club for serve comment.
Polanco and Mr Robb had been celebration in the same bar in the red light district of Pattaya, Thailand (general area pictured)