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Swiss man admits to killing Thai wife

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A Swiss man who reported his Thai wife as missing has admitted to strangling her. The 53 year old, named only as “Roland”, claims the murder was an accident and the result of him losing his temper. However, the Bangkok Post reports that a playing card was found lodged in the dead woman’s throat.

During a 5 hour police interrogation in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, yesterday, January 29, Roland told officers he had argued with his wife, Orathai Posee-ngarm. He says he then “accidentally” strangled her.

The suspect ended up being questioned by police after he visited the station to ask for his passport back. The travel document had been seized earlier when he reported his wife missing and claimed to be concerned about her disappearance.

He then confessed to having strangled her, adding that he transported her body on his motorbike for about 6 kilometres, before dumping it in a cornfield in the village of Ban Khok Kruad, in Khon Buri district.

A subsequent examination of the woman’s body found a playing card in her throat and indications that adhesive tape had been placed on her mouth.

Ms Orathai, who was 46 years old, went missing from her home on January 8. The Bangkok Post reports that she had inherited around 13 million baht after the death of her first husband, also Swiss, in 2021. The woman was living in Switzerland at the time and then met Roland, who she married, with the couple moving to Thailand 2 years ago.

The woman’s father, Tod Posee-ngarm, has expressed his grief and fury at the alleged murderer, saying his family have always treated the Swiss man well.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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