63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong, originally from Surin province, was arrested on Friday night in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima. He admitted to carrying out the appallingly brutal murder of his wife who supported him, this week. At the murder scene, the couple’s cement house in the village of Ban Don Lam Dua, he had penned a short note criticising her for constantly demeaning him.

A 63-year-old man was arrested on Friday night and is facing a murder charge after his 73-year-old wife was found in her bed earlier in the day with her throat cut. Amnuay Boonsong has admitted his crime to the police explaining that his spouse had enraged him by refusing him money which he later used to purchase the services of a sex worker in the Mueang district of Nakhon Ratchasima as well as a solvent substance to get high on.

On Friday evening at 7.30 pm, in the centre of the Mueang District of Nakhon Ratchasima, police arrested 63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong from the village Ban Don Lam Duain, in the Chum Phuang district of the province.

On Saturday, police in Nakhon Ratchasima brought 63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong back to the one-story concrete dwelling that he shared with his wife, 73-year-old Lek Khamkhen, who he viciously murdered last week as she lay in her bed.

He was arrested in front of the Payap Temple in the Suan Rak area of the city centre.

Police had been searching for Mr Amnuay as the main suspect in his wife’s brutal murder which is believed to have taken place on Wednesday the 8th of July, the last day that he was seen in his village by locals.

Man found sniffing glue in the Mueang district of Nakhon Ratchasima after picking up a prostitute

The elderly man, who did not work because of a medical disability, was found sniffing glue and had earlier in the day visited a city prostitute paying her with money that he had callously stolen from his wife two nights before.

On that night, Mr Amnuay violently murdered his wife by slitting her throat and inflicting stab wounds on other parts of her body.

Wife supported him as he had a medical disability

His wife, 73-year-old Lek Khamkhen, had supported the man, originally from Surin province in the south of Thailand. The woman’s younger husband had grown overly fond of alcohol and other substances. 

Local villagers told police that he was prone to hallucinations and violently quarrelling with his wife who he regularly had threatened to kill.

Told police his wife’s insults had provoked a rage

Last week, he did just that, after Lek, a vegetable seller at a local market, refused to hand over more money to him.

He admitted his crime on Saturday to police and explained that he was in a rage because his wife had insulted his appearance and character for repeatedly asking for more money.

Pounced on his wife when she went to bed and fell asleep, brutally murdered her with a knife

On the night he killed his wife, however, it was not a spontaneous act following caustic remarks.

Mr Amnuay, waited for his wife to retire and to fall asleep. He then sat upon her with a knife which he used to slice her throat and inflicted further injuries letting his inner range pour out and ensuring that his wife was dead.

As his deceased wife lay on her bed covered in blood, the man left a note in which he accused her of being overly critical, picky and contemptuous of her husband.

He then accessed the cash she held from her trading business and took a bus to the city to enjoy his last few days of freedom.

70-year-old sister phoned looking for Lek Khamkhen

As Mr Amnuay fled from his crime in the city, Ms Lek’s 70-year-old sister, Mali Manmak, was phoning her as she had failed to turn up at the vegetable market where the two worked together.

After two days, she visited her sister’s home in the village, a cement one-story structure.

Discovered the woman’s body after entering home

She found the property quiet and locked from the outside with a lock. 

However, when she went to the back of the house to wait, after calling out for her sister a few times, she noticed that door was unlocked. She went in and quickly discovered her sister’s fate. A mangled and bloody body lay in her bed.

Police estimated that the woman had lain there for not more than two days.

Ms Mali raised the alarm among the neighbours and the police were called.

They quickly established who their main suspects and quarry was after discovering Mr Amnuay’s still angry note.

Arrested by a patrol police officer

On Friday night at 7.30 pm, an observant police officer on patrol identified Mr Amnuay in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima and he was taken into custody.

Legal proceedings will now be brought against him for the brutal murder of his wife.

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