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Pattaya man dies after receiving beating, attacker says he didn’t mean to kill him

Jack Arthur



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A man was arrested for allegedly beating a man to death at a house in Pattaya. The suspect claims he didn’t intend to kill the victim. When Nongprue police and local media got to the scene, they discovered the body of 44 year old Run Thongnak with bruises all over the face and body.

Run’s girlfriend, identified only as Namtip, told the police that her boyfriend was incredibly drunk and they were arguing. She claims Run was jealous of her ex-boyfriend. She says out of the blue, 25 year old Eakkasit Chinklang, attacked Run. It’s unclear if Eakkasit is a friend of the couple’s or not, but Namptop says he is not the ex-boyfriend they were arguing about.

Namptip and Eakkasit took Run to the hospital and Run later left the hospital, saying he was “fine” and that the doctors gave him paracetamol before sending him home, she says. The next morning, Namtip found Run dead.

Eakkasit was later arrested by the police. He allegedly told police that Run was very drunk so Eakkasit told him to go home and stop arguing with his girlfriend. He adds that run turned down the suggestion, so Eakkasit attacked him because he refused to stop arguing with Namtip

“Yes, I attacked him as he refused to leave Namthip alone, but I didn’t mean to kill him. I even helped take him to the hospital. If I wanted to kill him why would I assist in bringing him for medical care?”

The police say they will continue to investigate the matter and add that Eakkasit has been fully cooperative. They concluded their statement by saying they haven’t decided if Eakkasit will be charged or what he would be charged with.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

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