Pattaya Daily News

28 January 2013 :: 15:01:47 pm 71062

Norwegian Shot by Ex-Wife’s New Thai Husband

A 34-year-old Norwegian man was shot in the neck by a gun that discharged while he was fighting with the husband of his ex-wife in Nakhon Sawan province. The Norwegian reportedly owns the gun, and got angry after not being allowed to take his young daughter for a custodial visit.
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KHAMPHAENGPECH – January 27, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 12 p.m., a report of a man being shot and injured was received by Pol. Maj. Paisarn Wannachai, Inspector, Meuang Khamphaengpech police station. He rushed to inspect the scene with the detective police team and the rescue officers.

The incident occurred on an upper floor stairway in a building that houses the Krua Kan Eng restaurant, located on Wang Khang road, Tambon Nai Meuang. The Isarn food restaurant is located on the first floor of the 3-story building.

At the scene, police found the injured victim, identified as Mr. Thomas Kruner, age 34, nationality Norwegian. He had been shot in his neck and severely injured. The officers hurried to send him to Sawanpracharak hospital, Nakhon Sawan province.

Waiting for the police was the gunman, identified as Mr. Manoonsak Cheuycham, who was standing to surrender himself to the police and still shaken by the incident. During questioning, Mr. Manoonsak said he had been sleeping in the bedroom on the third floor with his wife, whom he recently married. She was identified as Ms. Piyathida Singreuang, age 34, the owner of the restaurant downstairs.

They had been living together for only two months, he said. Ms. Piyathida also has a 3-year-old daughter, whom she had when she was married to Mr. Thomas. Earlier that day, Mr. Thomas had come to take his daughter temporarily in their custodial arrangement. But Ms. Piyathida had refused because her daughter was sick.

Mr. Manoonsak said he awoke when Mr. Thomas suddenly entered their apartment and began destroying their property. Mr. Manoonsak tried to stop him, so they began fighting. Then both of them fell down on the stairway outside, which made the gun that Mr. Thomas had with him fall on the floor.

Both men tried to grab the gun, and during their struggle the gun automatically shot by itself twice. Mr. Thomas was shot in the neck, and was severely injured and bleeding heavily. So Mr. Manoonsak removed the magazine from the gun and waited for the police.

Police then questioned Ms. Piyathida, who said that she used to live with Mr. Thomas for almost 7 years, and they had a daughter together. But she divorced Mr. Thomas two months ago, and he had moved away to live in Bangkok.

However, Mr. Thomas regularly came back to Kamphaengpech province to visit his daughter, and to take her for short periods to stay with him. Meanwhile, she had married Mr. Manoonsak, who had moved in to live with Ms. Piyathida and her daughter.

On January 26, Mr. Thomas came to ask to bring his daughter to take care of as usual. However, because her daughter was sick and Mr. Manoonsak was helping care for her, Ms. Piyathida didn’t let Mr. Thomas take their daughter. She did not think her refusal would anger her ex-husband so much and cause this troublesome incident.

She was in the bedroom when her ex-husband and new husband were fighting in front of the bedroom. Then she heard the noise of gunshots and went out to check. She discovered that Mr. Thomas had gotten injured, so she and Mr. Manoonsak hurried to notify police to take him to the hospital.

However, the police still didn’t believe the testimony of the couple. So the police seized the 9 mm gun used in the shooting, along with the spent bullet shells. Police will investigate to confirm who really owns the gun. Police will also track for stains of carbon from gunpowder from the hands of both Mr. Thomas and Mr. Manoonsak to investigate the matter further.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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