PHUKET: An army sergeant and a security guard were murdered on Wednesday night (July 6) at the upmarket Phuket Pavilions project in Cherng Talay.
Pol Lt Col Siriwat In-yim of Cherng Talay Police Station told the Gazette that the victims were found the following morning under one of the villas at The Pavilions.
They were identified as Royal Thai Army Sgt Buntoon Hormsuwan from Nakhon Si Thammarat and Kittisak Jitdaengnui, a security guard working for Ranger Security Co.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the killer forced his victims to sit next to one another before shooting each of them once, in the head. The bullets were recovered from the victims and have been sent to Bangkok for forensic examination.
Col Siriwat said that he believed a business conflict was likely the motive for the crime.
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