A Thai woman admitted to hiring the gunman who murdered her husband, telling police she was enraged by his numerous affairs with other women and his frequent physical abuse.
Charoensri Thongkham, 41, was arrested in front of Na Suksabai Thai traditional massage shop in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district on Tuesday, according to the division’s commander, Pol Maj Gen Phutthidej Boonkraphue, on Wednesday, June 15.
Charoensri was wanted by the Chaiya District Court in Surat Thani on an arrest warrant issued in 2014.
She was charged with murdering her husband, stealing, and violating the Firearms Act.
When CSD investigators found her, she was working as a masseuse in the Bang Khen district and was arrested on Tuesday, June 14.
Ms Charoensri told police she had lived with her husband for 11 years during questioning.
Ms Charoensri claimed that her husband had changed dramatically and had affairs with other women. She claimed he spent her money and gave it to those women.
She claimed that once she discovered what was going on, they fought frequently and he frequently physically assaulted her.
She said she loved him very much but was terrified that he would kill her someday because he was always carrying a gun, so she hired a gunman to kill him first. It set her back 100,000 baht.
When the gunman killed her husband, he allegedly stole his five-baht gold necklace and gun.
She fled to Bangkok before being apprehended.
Ms Charoensri has been arrested and taken into police custody.