A son-in-law allegedly shot his elderly mother-in-law in the head, killing her on the spot before escaping. The 60-year-old victim sustained two fatal gunshot wounds: one in her forehead and the other on the bridge of the nose.
Phan Thong Police rushed to a local noodle restaurant in the Phan Thong district of Chonburi following a report that an elderly woman had been murdered by her son-in-law around 5 AM on Sunday, February 19th.
The 60-year-old victim, Mrs. Kanungnit Thamphichai, was found dead at the scene after having been shot at point blank by the suspect, 43-year-old Mr. Narawit Tumthong, the eyewitness, told local media.
Another eyewitness, Ms. Wannapha Thammaphichai, who is also the daughter of the victim and wife of the suspect, tearfully revealed that her husband became frustrated and angry after he had a squabble with her, and her mother chased him out of the house.
Wannapha continued that her husband is a construction worker and often argued with her. Her elderly mother recently visited her and tried to separate the suspect by kicking him out of the house after he tried to start another argument. This possibly infuriated the violent husband to murder the victim, her daughter stated.
The suspect escaped in a gray/black Ford Ranger pickup, Wannapha told local media. She also disclosed that she tried to break up with her ill-tempered husband several times due to problems about his temper but he refused to do so.
Phan Thong Police kept two gun shells dropped at the scene as evidence against the suspect. The authorities said they would place an arrest warrant on the suspect for premeditated murder.
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