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Immigration police in Mukdahan have announced the arrest of a 22 year old Laotian man for the brutal slayings of a grandmother and her twelve year old grandchild in Prapadaeng on Saturday night.
The story of the crime and his flight was recounted by Daily News today.
Around 3am he had entered the home of the grandmother whose shop he frequented regularly.
He said he had taken one Ya Ba and believed she would have plenty of money on the premises and he knew she wore a gold necklace.
As he entered the property the woman’s pet cat started mewling – he tried out the kitchen knife he had with him by cutting up the cat first.
Then he started rifling through the lady’s possessions. She woke and confronted him and he slashed her in the neck until she fell dead.
Her grandchild then confronted him and fell after they were slashed in the neck.
Another 12 year old child was murdered in her bed as he ransacked the property.
He then took a motorcycle taxi from the end of the soi than a taxi to Mo Chit bus station. At Mo Chit he bought new clothes and dumped his bloodstained ones in the toilets.
He told the driver of a tour bus that he had no ID and he was allowed to sit next to the driver for a 1,000 baht payment.
In Yasothon someone on the bus helped him get 7,500 baht for the sale of some gold. He paid that person 300 baht for their help.
He then moved on to Mukdahan where he arrived at 7.30pm Sunday. He paid a samlor driver 1,200 baht to arrange for him to be taken over the river without ID.
He had consumed six beers waiting for the ferry when he was arrested.
He has been taken back to Bangkok to face charges.
Thai Visa / Daily News