PHUKET: Police arrested a woman last night for hiring a hitman to kill a Phuket resident earlier this year.
Anyanee Jongmun, 29, was arrested outside of her house in Srisoonthorn after the assassin, Chatchai Torkeaw, gave up her name to police.
Mr Chatchai, was arrested on Saturday (story here) for the stabbing murder of 42-year-old Nongluk Thavorn, who was found in her garden screaming for help on May 29 with a knife still lodged in her head. She died as neighbors were rushing her to Thalang Hospital (story here).
“Mr Chatchai’s testimony plus additional evidence gathered was more than enough for us to secure an arrest warrant for Ms Anyanee,” Thalang Police Superintendent Sirisak Wasasiri told the Phuket Gazette. “However, we have yet to confirm the motive for the killing.”
Ms Anyanee was charged with employing another person to commit a crime and premeditated murder.
She has denied the charges.
— Thawit Bilabdullar