Somporn Kakkaew, 33, and Somkit Lemut, 30, were presented to the media at the press conference held at Phuket Provincial Police Station at 11am this morning along with items seized from them by the police including the knife used in the attack and the clothing they wore during the incident.
The two were arrested on an arrest warrant issued by Phuket Court on Wednesday and along with being charged with murder, they have also been charged with attempted murder and carrying weapon into a public place without a permit.
The incident on Wednesday occurred after Somporn allegedly rode his motorcycle into the 24-year-old Frenchman Akim Boukheddouma and his Moroccan friend Said Missoury,23. (See story here.)
Somporn confessed that after he got off from work, he got into altercation with the two tourists and the fight broke out between them. Upon seeing the fight going on, his coworker, Somkit joined him but Somporn decided to use his knife to stab the tourists. (See story here.)