Everybody wants the death penalty and the father fears he’ll get bail.
On March 4th, 2021, the funeral for the young 15 year old girl, Nong Nina, who was murdered in Songkhla this past week was held (link to original story in “Source” section below).
The victim’s mother and school friends attended, along with locals, to express their grief for the tragic end of Nong Nina’s life.
The killer, Prathom Khongkhao, 49 years old, tracked the young girl down after a visit to a gas station, knocked her off her motorbike with his Toyota sedan, and then decided to rape and murder the girl in the roadside ditch. Mr. Prathom had a previous charge from 2002 where he sexually assaulted a girl under 15 years of age.
The funeral had an atmosphere of sadness and mourning, but those gathered tried to be happy in remembrance of the young Nong Nina. The relatives of the deceased gave a gift to the local police chief, thanking him for the swift arrest of the culprit.
Officers told reporters that they want the maximum penalty in the case because Mr. Prathom could do this again. A group of women held up paper signs saying they wanted the death penalty in this case, and that would be the only way to justice. Students who knew Nong Nina held the same and shouted for justice by death penalty.
Nong Nina’s mother could not hold back tears as she saw her daughter’s face for the last time before the cremation. Nong Nina’s father expressed concern that the perpetrator would be released on bail.
The tragedy impacted the community and when the suspect was arrested, over 200 people showed up at the police station in anger to confront the killer.
Video of the mob, arrest, and CCTV from the gas station:
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My take: I will follow this case and certainly update TCT readers when the sentence is given to the killer. My hope would be that an “accident” happens before then to the bastard. Let’s wait and see.
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