A 41-year-old Thai woman, Charoensri Thongkham, has confessed to hiring a hitman who killed her husband of 11 years.
According to Pol Maj Gen Phutthidej Boonkraphue, commander of the division, the Economic Crime Suppression Division police arrested Charoensri Thongkham, in front of Na Suksabai Thai traditional massage shop in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district on Tuesday, June 14.
During questioning, the suspect, who confessed to hiring the hitman who killed her husband, told police that she was angered by his many affairs with other women and his frequent physical abuse.
She said her husband had changed a lot and had affairs with other women. Adding that he had spent the money she earned and given it to those women.
She claimed she loved him dearly but was terrified that he would kill her one day because he carried a gun around with him all the time, so she hired a gunman to kill him first. She had to pay 100,000 baht for it.
When the hitman killed her husband, she allegedly stole his gold necklace, weighing five baht, his gun and fled to Bangkok to evade arrest.
Charoensri was wanted on an arrest warrant issued in 2014 by the Chaiya Disitrict Court in Surat Thani.
When CSD investigators tracked her down, she was working as a masseuse in Bang Khen district, and was arrested there on Tuesday, June 14.
She was charged with masterminding her husband’s murder, theft, and breaching the Firearms Act.