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Thai wife confesses to murdering German husband in Phuket

PHUKET: A Thai wife has surrendered to police and confessed to murdering her German husband at their home in Phuket’s Chalong area last night (Sept 25).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 10:51AM

Nirandorn Pratumsin, 52, from Phuket, walked into Chalong Police Station at about 10pm last night and confessed to police that she had murdered her German husband Johann Friedrich Speckbacher, 79, said Lt Chanat Hongsitthichaikul of the Chalong Police.

“‘I killed my husband with a rope around his neck at 7pm. His body is still at our house,’ she told police,” Lt Chanat reported.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the house in Moo 4, Chalong, to find the house locked from the outside and the lights inside switched off.

Nirandorn opened the front door for the officers, who entered the home and found the body of Mr Speckbacher on the floor next to a dining table.

Police noted there were marks on his neck commensurate with Nirandorn’s confession, but no signs of a fight inside the house.

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“The suspect told us that she and Mr Speckbacher were arguing when she lost her patience. She said she became furious and committed the crime without thinking,” Lt Chanat said.

“After that she came to the police station to surrender herself,” he added.

“We have contacted the Forensic Police to inspect the scene,” Lt Chanat confirmed.

“We are continuing to question Nirandorn for further investigation,” he added.

Police have charged Nirandorn with murder, Lt Chanat confirmed.



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Jor12 | 27 September 2017 - 22:15:00

Maybe you are unaware that murders occur anywhere. Latest reports indicate the deceased and his wife were both 10 cents short of a dollar in the metal department, so she will most likely spend her days in the funny farm.

Bigaresort | 27 September 2017 - 07:45:12

Who owns the house? Horst

MartinK | 27 September 2017 - 07:00:49

It's interesting to me the different reactions to this story.  I find it amazing how many murderers/criminals in Thailand willingly come to the police station. That is truly unique, wives murdering husbands out of anger and loss of self-control?  Not really very original or unique. I remain convinced that the actual murder rates in most "first world" countries is much higher.

Rorri_2 | 27 September 2017 - 06:10:05

"Of course it would never happen in a peace and harmony loving country as yours," of course it does, but Phuket is NOT a country, it is a small island, where this type of behavior, and deadly action, occurs far too often, it is a pity that Thai apologists do not see this. 

BenPendejo | 26 September 2017 - 14:52:39

Amazing how in Thailand, losing your temper and striking out with violence with no rational thought and a complete absence of self control is an excusable defense...even for murder.  How often have we read about Thais saying "I'm sorry...he/she made me I killed him/her".  I'll go out on a limb and say that I doubt that anything resembling justice will happen to this lady...

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