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Friday, September 17, 2021

Update in Murder of Muay Thai Teacher: Former Lover and Suspect was Pregnant; Tried to End Relationship with Victim

Ms. Ploypailin tried to end the relationship in the past but was given death threats.

An update in the murder case of Mr. Daeng Malithong, nicknamed Wichan Noi Jep Yao, who was allegedly killed by Ms. Ploypailin Kunanukornkul has been reported in the Thai press today.

As reported earlier, Ms. Ploypailin confessed to the murder and claims to have acted alone. She said the motivation was due to “personal resentment” from an affair they’d carried on together.

Ms. Ploypailin has been put in a detention facility at the Phra Khanong Criminal Court for 12 days while awaiting further legal proceedings on murder charges. The court has denied her bail and she has not been able to give any media interviews.

The interrogation of the suspect revealed that the victim had an appointment to meet with Ms. Ploypailin at the scene of the crime. The reason was to clear up relationship problems that they had been experiencing.

The two met when Ms. Ploypailin was a Muay Thai boxing student at Wichan Noi’s gym at Rama 2. They started an affair while Ms. Ploypailin was married to another man, and Wichan Noi to another woman with a child.

Ms. Ploypailin arranged the meeting to tell Wichan Noi that she was now pregnant with her husband’s child and the two would have to break up. According to the report, Wichan Noi tried to sexually assault Ms. Ploypailin when they met on the night of the murder. He allegedly tried to undress her and assault her.

According to the report she “struggled to survive”, found the knife, and slit Wichan Noi’s neck. She put on her clothes and ran away in shock.

Wichan Noi quickly died from his injuries, which were a knife cut to the throat. Ms. Ploypailin found the victim’s phone and threw both the phone and the knife in the grass near the crime scene.

According to the report, there was a video clip on the phone that showed the two in a relationship with Ms. Ploypailin pleading with the victim in the past to break up. The clip allegedly showed the victim threatening to kill Ms. Ploypailin if she broke up with him.

Ms. Ploypailin sat next to the car for 15 minutes after the murder before calling Mr. Oat, her husband, to come pick her up. She told him what happened and Mr. Oat took her to the police station. She debated turning herself in but decided to wait.

Police are still looking for Mr. Oat to bring him in for interrogation. If he does not come within 7 days, a summons will be issued with a possible arrest warrant.

The investigation continues.

As reported in the past, Mr. Oat had allegedly attacked Wichan Noi with a vehicle. And had arranged a Muay Thai boxing training session where a group of men jumped Wichan Noi.

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My take: It’s really starting to sound like Ms. Ploypailin did not act alone.

Where’s the boyfriend, Mr. Oat?

Surely he’d have shown up by now if he was innocent. Also, how did the blood end up all on the outside of the vehicle if the victim was supposedly stabbed inside the car?

Many questions and not enough details to jump to conclusions, but my hunch is Mr. Oat was involved.

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/827310

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