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Sa Kaeo couple in murder/suicide

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Police in the eastern Sa Kaeo province, along the Cambodian border, say a 61 year old man and his 44 year old wife are dead after what they’re calling a murder/suicide. The incident in the Ban Mai Nong Sai subdistrict was reported at around 6am yesterday.

Authorities arrived at the scene to find 44 year old Nuengthai Klomkraok dead in front of her home with a knife in her neck. She had been killed in front of a vehicle in the middle of the road.

Her husband, 62 year old Somsong Phiket, was identified by witnesses as the culprit. Nuengthai’s son, 26 year old Decha Chaiboonchang, reportedly sat by the road and watched rescue workers when they first came but then fled on a motorbike as police arrived.

Somsong was soon found in a wooded area nearby, having reportedly consumed a large amount of herbicide. Police say his cause of death was suicide.

Decha told authorities the couple fought often, and alleged this was not the first time Somsong had taken a knife to his mother. Somsong reportedly believed his wife was having an affair with a younger man, and was also distraught over personal health issues and legal issues related to a recent drunk driving incident.

The exact cause of the dispute is still under investigation by police.

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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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    SamSong

    August 2, 2020 at 1:31 am

    What a coward. Should have been happy his wife was leaving him alone. What a coward

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