PHUKET – Murder suspect Hungarian National Lajos Kvalka is denying any involvement in the grisly murder of a countryman, Peter Reisz in a Phuket home. Lajos Gyorgy Kvalka, 48, is now in Tourist Police custody in Phuket’s Muang district.
Police said he admitted he had been at the crime scene but claimed he did not participate when Hungarian Moshe David, 38, allegedly bashed and stabbed Peter Reisz, 47, another Hungarian, to death at a house in Phuket City late last month.
Police said Kvalka made a statement that he worked for David and had witnessed the killing of Reisz. He said nobody else was present at the scene.
According to police at Phuket’s Tungthong police station, where Kvalka is being held, David confessed to the killing of Reisz, a former business partner. They operated a real estate business in Surat Thani’s Samui district.
David took part in a re-enactment of the murder at the house in Phanason Residences, near Makro in Phuket City.
Reisz’s body was dumped in jungle on Phuket near Patong Hill, not far from the house where the killing took place. His body was found in a black plastic bag on December 1.
Reisz’s pickup was later found on Samui, where it had been placed on sale for Bt500,000.
David was arrested while using an ATM at the MBK shopping centre in Bangkok.