The three Thai musicians who face charges for the stabbing murder of American tourist Bobby Ray Carter Jr in Krabi, have refused to have the translator provided by the US Embassy in Bangkok involved in the trial.

The lawyer representing the three defendants explained the complaint to the judge at Krabi Provincial Court on Tuesday, when defendants Sathid Somsa, 40, from Bangkok, and Nopanan Yoddecha, 26, from Krabi, were both arraigned while the other defendant, Ratikorn Romin, 27, from Phang Nga, was arraigned on Monday.

The refusal to allow the US embassy-approved translator to be involved in the trial resulted in the postponement of the trial date being set.