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Chiang Mai woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitman to kill her ex-husband

Caitlin Ashworth



PHOTO: Amarin TV

A 63 year old Chiang Mai woman has been arrested for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband because she wanted his life insurance payout. Bualoi Tala is also being investigated for her alleged involvement in other possible murders after a number of people died after being poisoned and Bualoi received payouts from their life insurance policies.

Police say that 58 year old Anan Thongmarn, Bualoi’s ex-husband, was killed last week. His neck and face had been slashed. The alleged hitman, 48 year old Pankaew KhanKaew, has confessed to the murder, according to police. Phone records trace back to Bualoi, and police say they believe the woman hired a hitman to kill her ex-husband so she could claim the death benefit in the insurance policy valued at hundreds of thousands of baht, according to the Nation Thailand.

Bualoi told police she didn’t want her ex-husband to die, she just wanted him to be hurt really bad. She told police she offered PanKaew 40,000 baht to kill her ex-husband was just a “joke,” she just wanted him to maim her husband.

Police are investigating 6 other possible homicide cases where Bualoi was listed as a beneficiary for the deceased mens’ life insurance policies. Police say the victims were all poisoned and Bualoi received life insurance benefits following their deaths.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    She should have just moved 7 floors up with him and asked him to clean the windows. 555

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      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Exactly! Then the cause of death could be listed as “Natural, gravity”.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Yes very messy using a hit man.
    Problem with being pushed off the 7th floor, the victim could shout passing six floors down: MY WIFE PUSHED ME.
    There were some dear old ladies in the US, who used to take in old homeless men, insure them, and then kill them in a non violent way.

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    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Women are selfish creatures, don’t be fooled.

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    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I wonder when she will be out of jail, she seems like the ideal woman to go on a date with.

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    Noneya Bidnizz

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:39 am

    She should date tRump and then Marry biden !

    Then go for pence — and then switch teams and Go after kamalla — US problem , Solved ! —

    Seems like a talented and Very Busy “Lady“ — SHE CAN DO IT !!!! —

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:45 am

    You’d think the insurance companies would have noticed something suspicious when man number 2 was killed and she collected the insurance. But it seems she collected insurance on 6 dead men and no one was suspicious until number 7 got killed just now. Wow!

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5:22 am

    She was the beneficiary in 6 other cases? You’d think after 3-4, flags would be raised. She got greedy.

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    she did right but not in smart way

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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