Thai Wife Charged in Murder of 83 Year Old Japanese National Kazuo Yoshioka

Thai Wife Charged in Murder of 83 Year Old Japanese National Kazuo Yoshioka
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Police examine the home of the slain 83-year-old Japanese man, Kazuo Yoshioka, in Ang Thong’s Wiset Chai Chan district

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Police investigating the death of an 83 year old Japanese National, Mr Kazuo Yoshioka, have arrested his 48 year old Thai wife Ms Poranee Napadol in connection with his murder.

Poranee Napadol, 48, is escorted by police after being arrested Friday
Poranee Napadol, 48, is escorted by police after being arrested Friday

On Wednesday, police arrested Poranee’s brother in law, Mr Sampan Jaemjaeng, 47, who later confessed to the murder. He also alleges that she promised him Bt40,000 (S$1,600) for the killing of kill her Japanese husband.

Ms Poranee Napadol denied she was involved in the murder of her husband, Mr Kazuo Yoshioka, who was found dead at their home in Wiset Chai Chan on Tuesday. Forensics officers revealed Mr Yoshioka died after his throat had been slit.

Police have also arrested another suspect, who is said to be a neighbor of the victim, whilst two arrest warrants have been issued for two of Poranee’s relatives who police suspect could be involved in the murder, Thai media reported.

The warrants were issued after forensic officers found bloodstains on property belonging to Ms Poranee’s younger sister.

Police revealed the property is located opposite the home Poranee shared with Mr Yoshioka, where he was found murdered.

Meanwhile, Paranee’s younger brother Theerapong defended his sister, saying there was no reason for her to have had her husband killed because the couple had a loving relationship.

He said Sampan might be implicating her out of anger because she had refused to become a guarantor for the purchase of a motorcycle.

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