Pattaya Daily News

02 September 2008 :: 12:09:59 pm 10505

Argument Ends In Stabbing Of Two American In Pattaya

At 00.10, on August 2nd, 2008, Pol.Capt. Chanathat Nawakunarangsri, Pattaya, was notified that a foreigner was stabbed and causing a serious injury. The incident happened in front of room No. 1215, on the 12th floor of Star Beach Condotel, Soi Pratumnak 4, Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi.
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At the scene, police found Mr. Robert Koenig, (56), American citizen, had sustained one stab on his neck, two stabs on his stomach and another stab on his right arm. He was lying in a pool of blood with seriously condition. The rescue team immediately rushed him to Bangkok Pattaya hospital.

The witness, Mr. Sigi Pitralla (69), German citizen, told police that, he heard Mr. Koenig (injured man) had a quarrel with his neighbor, Mr. Paul Lauretta (61), American citizen, who stays at room No. 1217.

Mr. Sigi added, he had not paid a special attention because it was the routine matter. After 5 minutes, Mr. Koenig ran to knock on his door for help, while Mr. Luaretta, the disputant ran back to his room.

When Mr. Sigi opened the door, he found Mr. Koenig had been stabbed and bleeding heavily. He then informed the security and gave the victim first aid, and waited for the rescue team.

At the room No. 1217, police questioned Mr. Lauletta, in front of his wife and a child. Mr. Lauletta admitted that he had a serious argument with Mr. Koenig as they had been regularly arguing for quite a long time. Mr. Lauletta refused of stabbing Mr. Koenig. He explained that while they were arguing, Mr. Koenig rushed into his room and grabbed a knife in order to attack him. They were both scrambling for the knife and Mr. Koenig had been injured.

Subsequently, reporters had visited Mr. Koenig who still remains in the hospital. The wounds were not considered life threatening. Mr. Koenig told reporters that Mr. Lauletta, his neighbor, was the one who stabbed him. He said that Mr. Lauletta was angry whenever he invited friends for a drink in his room. This time, they had a big argument and led into a fighting. Mr. Lauletta was not comparable with him; he then ran back to his room and grabbed a knife to stab him.

Mr. Koenig insisted that he would not let Mr. Lauletta easily slip out of this case.

Pol.Capt. Chanathat Nawakunarangsri, case owner, revealed that, initially Mr. Lauletta had not been alleged for any charge because the police inspector did not register arresting record, in addition, Mr. Lauletta also denied because there was no evidence. Police would investigate the injury again to find out the conclusion later.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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