When motivation meets opportunity, murder happens.
When: November 29th, 2020
Perpetrators: Pol. Maj. Aam Sangchai, 44
Victims: Ms. Nucharin Kaewchaturat, 42 (ex-wife of perpetrator); Mr. Charan and Mrs. Sukwongsrawad, friends of ex-wife
What: The commander of a rural Buriram police station is in custody for the suspected murder of three individuals: his ex-wife and her two friends, a husband and wife couple. The shooting took place at a restaurant in Non Suwan, Buriram at 8PM on November 29th, 2020. The police commander suspected his ex-wife of having an affair with Mr. Charan, who was murdered at the restaurant while dining with her and his own wife. The murders leave family and relatives of the deceased grieving.
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My take: A case of jealous husband that lost control. The motive is clear and the police commander did not hesitate to take down the people who he thought wronged him. His ex-wife was taken down, along with her suspected lover, and his wife – who on all accounts is the most innocent victim here.
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