A 26-year-old man has been officially charged with murdering his own father after slitting his dad’s throat following an argument over buying cigarettes in Thalang, Phuket.
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The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that the suspect, Mr. Arnon, is facing charges of murder.
The murder took place after an argument broke out between the suspect and the victim at their home over buying a pack of cigarettes. Arnon claims his father became enraged and physically attacked him and that he used the knife to defend himself.
Mr. Arnon told The Phuket Express that normally his father had always asked him to buy cigarettes many times in a day and that his father had been a chain smoker. Sometimes his father gave Arnon money for cigarettes and sometimes he did not. His father had sometimes verbally threatened him, said Arnon, but his father had never attacked him like this time.
Arnon claimed to be very sorry and continued to say he did not intend to kill his father, but was trying to defend himself after his father allegedly attacked him first. Arnon is expected to plea self-defense to the Thai court.
Arnon remains in police custody, it is unknown if he will be granted bail.