UPDATE: Man officially charged for murdering his father over a pack of cigarettes in Phuket

Thalang –

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.

Our previous story:

An adult son has been arrested after reportedly slashing his father’s neck with a sharp instrument, murdering him, in Thalang.

Now for the update:

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.


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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.