Ex-husband surrenders to police after shooting his wife dead

national March 11, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

The ex-husband of a woman found dead with a gunshot wound to the back of the head in a Ramkhamhaeng University parking lot yesterday morning has been charged with murder after surrendering to police and confessing to the killing.

The body of Sirikorn Chairacha, 38, was found at about 8am in the driver’s seat of her Toyota Prius in front of the university’s sport complex.

Police identified Chansak Hiangko, 43, as the shooter.

Chansak said he had been married to the victim for 16 years and they had two children, a 12-year-old and an eight-year-old, but six months ago she tried to distance herself from him.

He said Sirikorn had asked to see their son at the university and as they spoke the child waited in his father’s car.

After arguing with Sirikorn, Chansak went to his car for a gun and then shot her. He then fled.

Chansak has also been charged with illegally carrying a gun with ammunition in public.