Connect with us

Crime

Surat Thani murder suspect nabbed after 12 years

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Daily News

The prime suspect in a Surat Thani murder investigation has been arrested after 12 years on the run, in the western Kanchanaburi province. Police from the Crime Suppression Division arrested 77 year old Sakol Wichaidit today, in the parking lot in front of Sangkhlaburi Hospital. He was subseqently transferred to central district police station in Surat Thani.

The arrest follows a complaint filed in March 2008 by 48 year old Piyaporn Poonprasert with CSD police. She said her husband, Kriangkrai Choeypho, was shot dead during an argument with Sakol in front of their house in the Mongkolsit Housing Estate in Surat Thani’s central city district. The argument was about a debt. Sakol fled afterward.

A Surat Thani Court issued a warrant dated April 1, 2008 Sakol’s arrest for murder. Police never caught him, and 12 years later he remained free, a fugitive from justice.

Police say Sakol has confessed to the murder charge.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Daily News

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. baccarat

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Love to see this every day !

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

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.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand5 mins ago

Teen girl’s ID card request denied as she doesn’t look like her mother

Crime22 mins ago

Body of missing woman found tied to water pump in western Thailand

South Korea25 mins ago

NZ suitcase murders go to court

Sponsored7 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Thailand53 mins ago

Chinese gangs in Thailand take another hit as “Tony” falls

Pollution1 hour ago

Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

Crime1 hour ago

Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Press Room2 hours ago

Thai-Italian Business Summit highlights the importance of a shared vision

Thailand2 hours ago

Percentage of HIV infections rising among young Thais

Tourism2 hours ago

TAT launches luxury travel package to Thailand for rich South Korean tourists

Lifestyle2 hours ago

Check Thai lottery result 1 December 2022

Thailand2 hours ago

Unexploded MK-82 bomb found in Songkhla forest

World3 hours ago

Iranian forces kill young man for celebrating World Cup loss

Crime3 hours ago

Thai police seize 8 businesses in Phuket owned by Chinese gangster Tuhao

Thailand3 hours ago

Planning a small conference? Try Thailand’s super-luxury villas

Bangkok4 hours ago

50 crypto mines raided for stealing Thai electricity

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending