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Former local politician allegedly shoots woman over land argument

Caitlin Ashworth

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A woman was shot and killed last night after an argument with a former local politician over land she had purchased from him in Lampang, Northern Thailand. Former deputy chairman of the local tambon administration organisation, Sawat Khammuangchai, is charged with premeditated murder, according to Bangkok Post.

The 62 year old former politician had sold land to 56 year old Nian Futhima, but the Post says he refused to legally transfer ownership. Futhima’s husband said the two had been arguing about the land when he heard a gunshot. Futhima was shot in the neck and died shortly after. The former politician was detained by neighbours after the shooting.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Maxellus

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    All corn is to remain anonymous pending next of kin.

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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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