Machete-wielding, drug-crazed son shot dead by father

A father yesterday shot his drug-crazed son dead as he tried to attack him with a machete.

Ruangrit Phromthong used a shotgun to kill his son, Adisak, high on methamphetamine, as he wielded a 1.2 metres long knife in front of his face at about 5.45pm on Sunday in front of a house in Moo 11 village of tambon Si Khit, Sichon district.

The 56 year old man, assistant chief of the village, said he was acting in self defence, revealing to police that his 33 year old son had a long history of drug use and addiction.

Ruangrit made known he had been attacked by Adisak a number of times in the past and had been treated in hospital after being on the end of a vicious assault.

On Sunday, the drug abuser once again became violent and turned on members of his family. This is when Ruangrit tried to stop him. It was at this point that Adisak charged at him with the knife. Ruangrit stated he feared for his life and fired a shot that pierced his left e, killing him instantly.

Ruangrit called the police, confessed what happened, and surrended his weapon when they arrived.

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Police found Adisak, wearing jeans and a blue and white striped t-shirt, lying dead in front of the house with a shotgun wound to the face. A 1.2 metre long machete was lying by his side.

Pol Col. Kittisak Ramsawat, the superintendent inspecting the scene, reported he was coordinating with the police to gather more forensic evidence and would talk to witnesses and Ruangrit before deciding charges.

SOURCE: Daily News

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