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Norwegian man arrested in Chiang Mai on suspicion of killing male partner

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A 58 year old Norwegian national has been arrested in Chiang Mai, on suspicion of murdering his gay lover. Nation Thailand reports that Ben Roy Eiek face charges of “slashing the throat” of 39 year old “Chalit”.

The victim was found with his throat cut at a property in the sub-district of Tambon Pa Daed, at around 9pm on Tuesday, October 3. When police arrived at the property, where both men lived, Eiek denied killing Chalit, claiming he wouldn’t have the strength to do so as he suffers with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

According to the report, the suspect insisted his partner was killed by an attacker who then fled the scene. However, investigating officers were skeptical and gathered evidence from the scene of the crime.

The police also reviewed CCTV footage from the property’s security camera ahead of obtaining an arrest warrant for Eiek. The authorities say they have doubts about the suspect’s claim that he has ALS as he has been unable to provide any medical evidence.

Eiek was taken to Mueang Chiang Mai Police Station for further questioning and legal processes, while police seek a Norwegian interpreter and volunteer lawyer to assist them with the investigation.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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