Pattaya Daily News

10 February 2011 :: 14:02:15 pm 50069

Follow up on Cambodian Stabs Compatriot.

A brutal murder took place amongst a group of Cambodian construction workers, where the killer stabbed the victim with a knife right in the heart, then fled for Cambodia with his son.
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Sattahip, 10th Fbruary 2011 [Pattaya Daily News] A Cambodian worker and his son came to Thailand as illegal immigrants to work as construction workers, and ended up brutally murdering a Cambodian colleague who disrespected him, drinking beer and turning on loud music when it was time for him to sleep. He further provoked him cursing at him and breaking into his room to hit him with steel pipes until he got stabbed back with a knife right in the heart and was killed. The father, the killer, took his son and their bags but was caught fleeing back to Cambodia.

The police were able to announce progress in the case of the murder of a Cambodian construction worker at their camping site, at 8.30 on the 9th February 2011. Police General Somchai Sunthavanik Police Station Sattahip, Police Lieutenant Damrong Uansungnern, Police Major Barut Samarot, the official of Bang Saray Security – Major Wichian Morndam, and a team of investigation officials co-operated in arresting Mr. Tan 47, and Mr. Wit 15, both son and father, Cambodians working at the construction site involved. They were caught as they were waiting for a bus, line Rayong – Bangkok, with only their bags, hoping to escape through the province Cho-Chang-Sao, in front of the recruits’ barracks, at the department of strategic navy study, Bang Saray Sattahip. Both of them have been held as suspects in the murder of the Cambodian construction worker Mr. Pia, 32, at the construction workers camp site at Soi Ruam Mit 10 Bang Saray Sattahip at 00.30 on the 8th February.

During interrogation, Mr Tan confessed to having killed Mr. Pia. He said he and his son had been tired after working at the construction site and were trying to get some rest in their room at their camp site. This however was not possible as the other construction workers next to their room were noisily drinking and had turned on loud music. Mr. Tan went to ask them to keep quiet but drunk Mr. Pia only answered with vulgar curses against Mr. Tan, and hurled a glass bottle on the roof of their room which, being made of zinc, made an incredibly loud noise. After that Mr. Pia and another Cambodian worker from the site, Mr. Thongjan, 31, who had also been drinking with Mr. Pia, broke into Mr. Tan’s room with steel pipes and hit him multiple times. Fearing for his life, his son ran out of the room to safety. When Mr. Tan tried to run after him, Mr. Pia and Mr. Thongjan pulled him back until he lost control fell to the ground and rolled on the floor in the area in front of his room. He then picked up a knife that he found on the floor and stabbed it right into Mr. Pia’s chest, hitting him in the heart, until he fell dead to the floor. After the incident, he realized that he had murdered Mr. Pia so packed his bags and taking the weapon and his son with him fled into the forested area behind the camps. They waiting until the next morning to escape back to Cambodia but were caught as they were on their way.

Police Captain Bithichon Thedkiatikun, the investigating official of the case said that all 3 people, the killer and the involved Cambodian workers, were all illegal immigrants so charges would be proceeded concerning the illegal immigration.

Mr. Tan, who has confessed to the murder, will be punished for murder according to the law.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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