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Man allegedly shoots his wife after argument over money for alcohol

Tanutam Thawan

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A man has allegedly shot and killed his wife as she lay next to their baby yesterday after, according to neighbours, she refused to give him money to buy more alcohol.
Nation Thailand reports that Police in Samut Songkhram province, south west of Bangkok, say the alleged killer was still on the run. They found the body of 36 year old Yupaporn Poonpipit lying with a gunshot wound as the couple’s 9 month old baby cried next to his mother’s dead body. She was found still clutching 700 baht in her hand.
Police learned that the couple were vendors who had been idle during the pandemic crisis, leaving them without any income. Police named the husband as 25 year old Winai Maila-or, who was report to be a regular drinker.
A witness told police he saw Winai argue with his wife after she refused to give money to buy alcohol and then heard gunshots, before Winai drove away from the house.

 

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