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Teen Wanted in Killing of Indonesian Millionaire’s Son Arrested at Don Mueang Airport



Murder suspect Mulyadi Budiman covers his face after being arrested at a Bangkok airport on Tuesday.


BANGKOK – Thai police say they have arrested a suspect sought by Indonesian authorities for allegedly killing the son of an Indonesian millionaire last year.

19-year-old Mulyadi Budiman

Immigration police detective Col. Chartchai Eimsaeng says Mulyadi Budiman was arrested at Don Mueang Airport Tuesday as he as he was about to board a flight for Udon Thani.

Chartchai says the 19-year-old is the fourth suspect in the alleged murder of 23-year-old William Lim in Jakarta last March. The other three suspects were arrested last year.

The men are accused of wrapping Lim in plastic bag and pounding him to death with a hammer and a pipe. They are facing charges of forceful assault and murder. Chartchai said Budiman will immediately be deported to Indonesia.

Lim’s family owns a kitchenware company in Indonesia.

Original Article Jakarta Post –  September 01 2012

Police said on Friday that they had arrested three suspects for allegedly killing 23-year-old William Lim and dumping his body in the Sekretaris River in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, in March this year.

“All three suspects have been charged with forceful assault and murder under the Criminal Code,” the general crimes directorate’s violent crimes unit chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Helmy Santika told a press conference.

The Criminal Code stipulates a sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment for murder and up to five and a half years for forceful assault.

The suspects were identified as MR, 23; AW, 23; and RB, 21. Another suspect, MB, 17, is still at large. The police have confirmed that at least one of the suspects, MR, was the victim’s friend and schoolmate at a high school in Australia.

The police have also confiscated a car, a motorbike, two cell phones, and a PVC pipe as evidence.

According to Helmy, the suspects admitted they were ordered by an as yet unidentified Japanese man to collect a gambling debt of over Rp 800 million (US$84,000) from William. The Japanese man reportedly agreed to pay the three suspects between Rp 100 million and Rp 150 million for the job.

They went to collect the debt from William, who reportedly refused to pay. The suspects then got angry and beat William to death. They wrapped his body in plastics and dumped him in the Sekretaris River.

Helmy said that detectives would continue to investigate the case to find any other possible motives behind the murder.

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