Farmer Sornram Phao-eiumchin, also 23, who was accompanied by his mother and a village headman, claimed that he befriended the victim via Facebook over two days before they met for dinner and went to the motel together. He claimed that they had consensual sex but the woman developed a seizure so he put clothes on her and fled home without knowing if she were alive or dead.
He claimed that he didn’t assault or strangle her. After learning of her death, he consulted with his family and arranged the surrender.
Hotel employee Thanawat Tonpho, 35, told police that the woman had arrived with a man on a motorcycle at 11.25pm.
Thanawat said the man paid for the room and led the woman inside, although she appeared to hesitate and was heard to say that she would like to go home. About 30 minutes later, the man came out alone and rode away on his motorcycle.
When the man did not return, Thanawat knocked on the door of the room, but no one answered. He then opened the door and found the body.
Published : August 23, 2017
By : The Nation