UPDATE: Suspect says he stabbed and killed the wrong person by accident near Phuket shopping mall

Phuket –

Our previous story:

A man died after being stabbed in front of a shopping mall in Phuket Town.

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Sarawut Chooprasoot told the Phuket Express, “The suspect is Mr. Pan, 35, a graphic designer, who stabbed Mr. Jaroen Penngern, 49, a food seller to death.”

“Jaroen later presented and surrendered himself to police. He told us that he stabbed the wrong person. He said he thought that Mr. Jaroen was an unidentified person that he had an issue with before and apologized for stabbing and killing an innocent person. However the prosecution and investigation continues.” Colonel Sarawut added.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.