UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder and theft after killing innocent man near Phuket shopping mall

Phuket –

A suspect is facing charges of murder and theft after he said he stabbed the wrong person near a shopping mall in Phuket Town.

Our previous stories:

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

The suspect says he stabbed and killed the wrong person by accident by a shopping mall in Phuket.

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Sarawut Chooprasoot told the Phuket Express, “The suspect, Mr. Pan, 35, a graphic designer, is facing charges with planning and intending to kill and rob others. He was denied bail by police and is also being denied bail in the court.”

Mr. Pan said he was involved in a dispute with an unidentified third party when he stabbed and killed who was now believed to be an innocent person not involved in the feud in front of a popular Phuket shopping mall. Phuket City police are also investigating the feud and what it involved as well as who the intended victim of Pan’s was.

Mr. Pan claimed he stabbed and killed the wrong person as he looked similar to his intended victim.


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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.