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Phuket toy boy murder suspect: ‘I acted alone’

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PHUKET CITY: The 21-year-old man suspected of murdering elderly Japanese citizen Yukiho Yamada and burning his body in Phuket continues to insist he acted alone, but police remain skeptical.

Suwit Maengsri told police his 50-year-old lover Tubtim Saehak – Mr Yamada’s wife – was not involved in either the killing or the disposal of the body.

Mr Suwit said he killed 75-year-old Mr Yamada out of anger over Mr Yamada’s treatment of Mrs Tubtim.

Police investigating the crime doubt Mr Suwit’s account of events, however.

They are charging both Mr Suwit and Mrs Tubtim with conspiracy to murder and dispose of a body, among other charges.

Chief among their reasons for doubting Mr Suwit’s story is the testimony of Wichit Mapan, who witnessed the burning of Mr Yamada’s body inside his Honda Civic car.

Mr Wichit claims he heard a voice say, “We can’t go any further, it’s a dead end,” shortly before the car was set alight.

Understood to have ruled out a friend of Mr Wichit’s as the accomplice, police now suspect Mrs Tubtim of being present when the car was torched.

Mr Suwit and Mrs Tubtim are believed to have met in July this year, while Mr Yamada was in Japan.

By the time Mr Yamada returned to Phuket in late October, the two accused were lovers, police said.

Mr Suwit has told police he resolved to kill Mr Yamada after hearing Mrs Tubtim’s stories of her appalling treatment at the hands of her husband.

Mrs Tubtim said the 75-year-old Mr Yamada still had a voracious sexual appetite, needing sex three times a day.

He sometimes ordered her to find him prostitutes; if they did not satisfy him he blamed her and beat her, she has alleged.

Mr Suwit said that about a week before the killing he told Mrs Tubtim of his plan to kill Mr Yamada.

He claimed Mrs Tubtim tried to persuade him not to do it, but he ignored her pleas.

At around midnight on Monday, having already scoped the house earlier in the evening, he sneaked inside.

He found Mr Yamada asleep on the sofa.

He said he grabbed a crowbar from the shoe cupboard and hit Mr Yamada twice in the face, knocking him unconscious.

He used some cloth to bind the old man’s wrists and feet and pulled him onto the floor.

When the victim woke up, Mr Suwit stabbed him in the leg with a knife, before stealing his cell phone and fleeing the scene.

Mrs Tubtim called him on Tuesday to say Mr Yamada was dead, he claimed.

He returned to the house to clean up traces of the killing, covering the body with a blanket but leaving it at the house, he said.

He went to meet Mrs Tubtim, who sold a gold necklace and gave him the proceeds, 30,000 baht, to escape with.

On Wednesday he returned to the house at 3am to dispose of the body.

He hauled Mr Yamada’s corpse onto the passenger seat of the married couple’s Honda Civic, driving it to a quiet lane in Chalong Village 7, he said.

When the car got stuck in mud, he became worried it would be seen by someone, so he set it on fire, fleeing the scene via a nearby rubber plantation.

Mrs Tubtim picked him up at 12pm that day, driving him to the Sarasin Bridge, he said.

His lover tried to persuade him to flee the island but he refused, saying he was worried about what would happen to her, he claimed.

Instead, he persuaded her to drop him off at The Valley housing development in Cherng Talay, Thalang.

He stayed there in hiding until his arrest on Saturday.

— Sitthipong Nongkeaw



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Phuket house keeper keeps 2,600 meth pills and 3kg of marijuana at house in Rawai

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A Rawai house keeper has been arrested with 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana.

A team of Border Patrol Police has arrested 47 year old Wanlee ‘Mai’ Eiadkerd. Police seized 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana inside a house in Rawai.

The arrest follows police first arresting a Thai woman with methamphetamine pills in Chalong. She told police she got the drugs from a woman called ‘Wanlee’. She said that Wanlee is a house keeper at a house in Soi Yanui, Rawai.

Police continued the investigation and found Wanlee at the house. Police didn’t find any drugs in the house but Wanlee volunteered information that she kept drugs in another house in Sai Yuan, Rawai where she also works as a house keeper.

She was taken to Chalong Police Startion and charged with illegal possession of Category 1 and 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Phuket police launch search for man in Facebook post pointing a gun at his head

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Last night Phuket Police launched a manhunt after a photo of a man pointing gun at his head went viral in social media.

The Phuket City Police took about five hours to find the house after the photo of the man, who was pointing a gun at his head, along with a depressing message, was posted on the man’s social media page.

Police finally identified the house at Koh Sirey in Rassada, east of Phuket Town. Police found the man had already gone to sleep in his bedroom.

Today police will be questioning him and checking the legality and ammunition with his gun. They will also be urging him to seek help if he is having problems.

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77 year old Swedish tourist rescued at Patong Beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Patong Lifeguard

Lifeguards at Patong Beach rescued a 77 year old Swedish male tourist from drowning after he lost consciousness whilst in the water.

Lifeguards pulled the Swedish tourist, Berlin Goran, out of the water after he passed out whilst swimming at the beach.

Head of Patong lifeguard Somprasong Sangchart says, “We saw other swimmers wave their hands and call for help after they saw Mr Goran fainting face down into the water. We rushed in to retrieve him, he was about 40 metres off shore.

“Mr Goran was unconscious and his pulses was very weak. Lifeguards provided CPR and recovered Mr Goran’s pulse and conciousness. He was rushed to Patong Hospital.”

Doctor says that Mr Goran was very lucky that he was rescued immediately. They say if there was a longer delay he would probably have died.

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