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Man Arrested in Koh Samui 15 Years After Murder in Chonburi

The suspect, Cha Em, was arrested at his home.

Cha Em being detained at his home.

When: December 28th, 2020

Where: Koh Samui; Chonburi

Perpetrators: Mr. Em Chan Teng, 46, alias Cha Em

Victims: Unnamed

What: Police in Koh Samui arrested Mr. Em Chan Teng, alias Cha Em, 46, in connection to a 2005 murder in Chonburi.

The arrest resulted after an investigation into the murder found that Cha Em had escaped to Koh Samui to work. He was found at a rental house in the Bo Phut subdistrict of Koh Samui. He was arrested at the home.

According the reports, Cha Em denies the allegations. The details of the case are as follows. Cha Em was a garland vendor in the Ban Bueng sub district of Chonburi. On the night of the murder on June 20th, 2005, Cha Em’s brother came to tell him that his nephew had been assaulted.

Cha Em, along with his three brothers and other family members, confronted the person who assaulted his nephew. The talk turned violent. Cha Em shot the man down and fled the scene.

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My take: Another murder that took 15 years to resolve. We ask the question every time: what took so long? And who put pressure on police to follow up and arrest the accused?

15 years is a long time to be on the lam for such a serious crime. Of course we respect the follow up on behalf of the Boys in Brown. But the questions persist…

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Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/crime/news_5626442

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