Woman hires teen to kill ex-lover

CHERNG TALAY: A woman has been charged with hiring a 16-year-old boy to kill her ex-lover for 3,000 baht.

Construction foreman Krietiphum Saotan, 41, died after being blasted with a shotgun on Saturday near the site where he worked in Baan Pasak, Pol Col Jessada Sangsuree, Investigating Inspector at Cherng Talay Police Station, told the Gazette.

K. Krietiphum was rushed to Thalang Hospital, but he died of his injuries en route.

Before he died, K. Krietiphum told his wife that he suspected that his ex-lover Somyong Kaew-art was behind the attack, Col Jessada explained.

Police later arrested Somyong, he said, adding that she had confessed to hiring K. Krietiphum’s killer.

K. Krietiphum had been seeing Somyong for several years, by her account, but had refused to separate from his wife.

In her statement to police, Somyong said that she had been pregnant with K. Krietiphum’s child but he demanded that she have an abortion, Col Jessada said.

After she had lost the child, claimed Somyong, Krietiphum still refused to separate from his wife.

Angry, she hired a 16-year-old construction worker at another site to shoot him.

She reportedly paid 3,000 baht for the attack.

“We have issued a warrant for the boy’s arrest. We believe he is from Suphan Buri province. Our officers are now looking for him.

“Once we catch him, we will present him to Juvenile Court because he is under 18 years old,” said Col Jessada.

Somyong is currently being held at Phuket Provincial Prison.

Phuket News

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