In the early hours of Friday, a Canadian man and his wife were stabbed to death by a neighbor who rented a property next door in northeastern Thailand’s Khon Kaen province.
The incident happened about half past midnight at house in tambon Ban Thum, according to Pol Col Chaiwanich Kamkamool, deputy chief investigator at Ban Pet police station. Following notification of the killings, police, forensic officials, and rescue personnel raced to the house.
They discovered Canadian Michael Nixon, 54, and his wife Anurak, 47, dead in front of their two-story residence when they arrived.
Kachornsak Panyadee, 36, a roti sai mai (cotton candy roti) vendor from Chaiyaphum’s Ban Thaen area and the tenant of the adjacent house, surrendered to police with a one-foot-long sharp-pointed knife and admitted stabbing the couple to death.
Kachornsak Panyadee, a roti sai mai (cotton candy roti) vendor, surrenders to police and confesses to stabbing the couple to death. The Canadian male was stabbed three times in the left and right chests, as well as the abdomen, and his wife was wounded once in the abdomen.
An inquiry indicated that Mr Kachornsak and the couple had repeatedly squabbled over parking, according to Pol Col Preecha Kengsarikij, a Khon Kaen deputy police commander. Mr Kachornsak claimed that the front of his house was routinely obstructed by motorcyclists and cars belonging to people who came to see the couple at night.
When the couple received several foreign visitors on Thursday night, the identical parking problem arose. Mr Kachornsak waited till the guests left after midnight.
He walked to the couple’s residence, knocked on the door, and killed the woman when she responded. The Canadian guy was stabbed three times as he hurried to aid his wife. Mr Kachornsak was arrested and charged with murder at the police station.
According to Pol Col Preecha, police will question the individual further in order to identify the purpose behind the killings and to compile an inquiry report for prosecutors.
In Muang district, Khon Kaen province, police cordon off the house where a Canadian man and his Thai wife were murdered by their neighbor.
Thailand has experienced a significant number of crimes against foreigners in recent years. These crimes include theft, assault, and scams specifically targeting tourists and expatriates.
Incidents such as pick-pocketing, physical assaults, and financial fraud have been reported in popular tourist areas. It is important for visitors and expats in Thailand to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to reduce their risk of becoming victims of crime.