The wife and nephew claim the victim abused them on a regular basis.
On March 3rd, 2021, police in Ayutthaya province detained Mrs. Wasana Khemthong, 43 years old, and Mr. Anantachai Thinchaiyo, 23 years old, in connection with the murder of Mr. Subin Kethirun, 53 years old. Mrs. Wasana was the victim’s wife, and Mr. Anantachai was his nephew.
The murder scene took place at the victim’s home in the Tha Sai subdistrict of Nonthaburi province, where he lived with Mrs. Wasana. The couple had two children together.
Mr. Subin was stabbed to death. The nephew confessed to the murder. The wife and nephew worked together to dispose of the body. They bought gasoline and cut the body up, removing the limbs and head, stuffed the bits into plastic bags, drove from Nonthaburi to Ayutthaya, and scattered the remains at several locations. They then burned the remains.
The motive for the murder is unclear but both the wife and nephew claim that the victim abused each of them. The victim was allegedly drinking and hitting the wife and she called up the nephew who then fought with the victim and stabbed him to death. Mrs. Wasana claims the abuse happened on a regular basis.
The pair scattered the remains in 3 locations. The limbs in one place, the head 11 kilometers away, and the trunk of the body 50 kilometers away. When the pair scattered the victim’s remains, the wife put a 100 baht note near the head in the old Thai belief that one is buying the space from spirits that may inhabit it. The same is done in traditional belief when moving into a new home to placate the spirits that may reside there.
There was a report by ThaiVisa which claimed the victim may have been a foreigner — this is not true. The victim was a Thai national.
There is also unconfirmed gossip that the nephew and wife of the victim carried on an incestuous affair together.
Video of the arrest and crime scenes:
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My take: This is a particularly brutal crime which landed on the Thai news last night like a bomb. It appears that the two suspects have both confessed to the crime — now let’s see if the claim that the victim abused them holds any significance in court.
Also, it was very clear from the beginning the victim was Thai. I don’t know how ThaiVisa thought it was a farang.
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