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PHOTO: Police remove the body of 54 year old Sopee Punsombat, found murdered in her home - Chiang Rai Times

A mother in the western province of Kanchana Buri was beaten to death by her own son who was deranged under the influence of crystal methamphetmine, or “ya ice.” 54 year old Sopee Punsombat was found murdered at her home on Saturday night

Police and a doctor were called to the home about half past midnight. When they entered the home, they found Sopee lying dead in a pool of blood in her bedroom. She had sustained serious head wounds, including a deep cut to the forehead, according to local media.

Area residents told police Sopee lived in the house with her son, 36 year old Anake Klueabsuwan. Neighbours say he is addicted to crystal meth and often beat his mother.

At about 10:30pm on Saturday, they heard loud noises of violence inside the house and Sopee screaming for help, so they called the police.

When police arrived, Anake, who appeared berserk on crystal meth, ran out of the house and tried to escape in a car. He was caught by police and neighbours.

Investigators believe the man knocked his mother’s head on the edge of the bed, causing her death. He faces charges of manslaughter and using a controlled substance. Police also questioned him on where he obtained his crystal meth.

Mother beaten to death by meth crazed son | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: Crystal methampetamine, or “ya ice.” – Chiang Rai Times

Methamphetamine has become a pressing problem for Thailand. Crystal meth in particular has become a major scourge, according to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board. In the past three years Thailand has seen widespread and growing abuse of meth pills and crystal meth.

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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