UPDATE: Pattaya Police Provide Update on Murder of Young Thai Woman

Pattaya —

The murderer of a young Pattaya woman confessed to murdering the woman for a debt she refused to repay him, according to the police. The suspect also turned out to be a former convict who had just been released from prison two years ago, police said.

First our previous story:

A prime suspect wanted in the vicious murder of a young Pattaya woman reportedly conceded to murdering the woman with broken glass in a picture frame due to a financial dispute, according to Pattaya Police.

Now for our update:

Pol. Maj. Gen. Kampol Leelapraphorn, chief of Chonburi Police, announced the results of an operation to arrest Mr. Watcharaphon Ansongkram, the 39-year-old murderer of a young woman, today, May 25th, at a press conference at the Pattaya Police Station.

According to him, Watcharaphon or Kik, nicknamed “Kik Kilo 10,” admitted to killing the victim, 32-year-old Ms. Rattana Thammarak, by stabbing her multiple times with a piece of broken glass in a picture frame over a claim that she had refused to repay him 30,000 baht.

After murdering the woman, Watcharaphon stole the deceased’s phone and a blue Honda Wave motorbike and left Ms. Rattana’s apartment complex. He is charged with physically assaulting another person to death, theft, and taking illicit drugs.

Upon checking his criminal record, the police chief also found that Watcharaphon had only been released from prison two years ago after being convicted of robbery, using a weapon at night, causing severe bodily harm to others, and attempted murder. The court slapped him with a prison sentence of 4 years and 10 months but he was released on July 10th, 2021, after staying in prison for two years.

At the end of the conference, Pol. Maj. Gen. Kampol suggested property owners apply basic security measures to ensure the safety of renters. These measures may include installing CCTV cameras and hiring a security guard to protect residents.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.