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Fanelli arrest: Phuket Police to share Bt50,000 reward

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PHUKET: Police investigators will share the 50,000 baht reward money offered for clues leading to the arrest of Ronald Fanelli, Phuket City Police say.

Phuket City Police Superintendent Wanchai Ekpornpit told the Gazette this morning that several people offered tips to the police and photos of people they suspected might be responsible, but that none of those led to the arrest of Mr Fanelli.

“The investigators assigned to the case will share the reward since it was their own detective work that led to the arrest,” he said.

Mr Fanelli confessed to stabbing to death bar hostess Wanphen Pienjai, 33, after “snapping” under the stress of family problems, financial difficulty and binge drinking, Col Wanchai told the Gazette on Monday.

There were no signs of illegal drug use at the home in Wichit where he killed the victim, he added.

— Atchaa Khamlo

 

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