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14 October 2009 :: 17:10:17 pm 31674

Confusion Surrounds Murder of Mother and Dismembered Son

BANGKOK, October 14 [PDN]: The self-confessed killer of a mother and her five-year-old son surrendered to Bangkok police late yesterday, Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the office of MCOT, the Thai News Agency, just at the time that news of the murders was being televised. Police had earlier stated the bodies were Koreans, attributing the killings to compatriots over a gambling debt.
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The self-confessed murderer, named as Siripong Kanjananiwit, 40, a taxi driver from Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi, got in touch with the MCOT office saying he wished to surrender himself to police. He duly presented himself at the office of Modernine TV, making his first confession to group of reporters from the Thai News Agency (TNA), who were handling the case, giving them a pistol and claiming he was the murderer. Police later went to the TNA office where they initially questioned Siripong before taking him to the Taling Chan Police Station.

Siripong was initially questioned by Pol Lt Gen Worapong Chewpreecha, Commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau and Pol Maj Gen Chakatip Chaichinda, Deputy Commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau. In his confession, Siripong told the interrogators that he had killed his partner, Ms Sunan Srisuwan, 38, and her five-year-old son, Shaw Makino aka Cho, because he was under pressure and was afraid that he, himself, was about to become the victim of a hitman hired by Ms Sunan.

Siripong told police that he and his partner had had an argument on the Sunday because Ms Sunan had accused him of being unable to kill her Japanese ex-husband as she had ordered him to do. During the argument, Siripong said he became infuriated and lost control and in a “jealous rage? he shot her. However, in the ensuing struggle the victim struggled, resulting in stray shots hitting the boy’s head, arm and leg, killing him and also injuring Pichaya, aka Nong Mint, Sunan’s 13-year-old daughter. Both children were the offspring of a previous relationship between Sunan and a Japanese individual, so far unnamed.

Siripong then maintained that he had dumped Ms Sunan’s body in a Pathum Thani wood and then taken the dead boy to his residence in Bang Bua Thong, where he cut up the body and allegedly disposed of it on the roadside.

 

 

  

 

  

The dismembered boy’s body, minus the hands, however, were found the following day by a rubbish collector in an abandoned housing estate in Taling Chan; a fact Siripong was unable to explain.

Siripong acknowledged his sorrow at having accidentally killed the boy as he had brought him up as his son after the end of to Sunan? marriage to the Japanese husband.

Following his first interrogation, and before being taken to the Taling Chan Police Station Siripong requested police not to handcuff him and to allow only the authorities to search his room.

Prior to Siripong’s arrival and initial confession at the TNA office, police had maintained that the two bodies were those of Korean nationals, named as Lee Kwang-choo and Lee Jee-hun who may have been killed by fellow Koreans over a Bt10-million gambling debt.

The first interrogator, Pol. Lt-General Worapong Chewpreecha, said the Siripong?s claims were not credible and the case would need further investigation; his colleague, Pol Maj Gen Chakatip, however, said that Siripong appeared to be the real murderer. Another police officer, Deputy Bangkok Police Chief Amnuay Nimmano, however, had initially declared before taking Siripong for interrogation at the Taling Chan Police Station that Siripong faces three charges: that of first degree murder, hiding corpses and illegally possessing a firearm. Police are continuing their investigation.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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