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Wassana Muanchit, 33, who refers to herself as the wife of Marcus Evans, 49, spoke of the moment she found his body face down in a pool of blood covered in gashes.
The mother of one of her returned to her home in Kanchanaburi, 90 miles from Bangkok, when a neighbor told her to “watch out for her husband” early Saturday morning.
Local man Prasut Thipthep, 23, was arrested for the murder and Ms Muanchit revealed that the police let her talk to him.
Ms Muanchit told the Sun: ‘I looked him in the eye. I was still so mad at him. I asked “why did you kill my husband?”
‘I said I was very angry with him. I said “why couldn’t you talk or ask nicely? You could have told me or the police, but you shouldn’t have killed him.”
She added: ‘He gave me a monthly allowance and my expenses are high, but my husband took amazing care of me. Now I don’t know what to do because I won’t have anyone to support me.’
Arrest and Charged
Police said they had arrested a 23-year-old local man (pictured) with a history of mental health issues in connection with the attack and who had sustained injuries consistent with a knife fight.
In the photo: the alleged weapon used in the attack was a sickle found at the scene
Officers said Evans and his friend Shaun Dagnan, 54, had been drinking alcohol outside a rented house in Kanchanaburi’s Muang district in the early hours of Saturday before the incident.
A sickle used to harvest rice was found at the crime scene along with a pair of shoes, local media reported.
Thipthep was charged with “intentional homicide” and “attempted to kill” Shaun Dagnan in connection with the incident.
Mr. Evans is believed to have lived in Thailand for five years with Ms. Muanchit.
His 54-year-old friend, Mr. Dagnan, was seriously injured in the attack and was taken to hospital for treatment, Western Provinces Police Commander Thanayut Wuthijarasthamrong said.
Dagnan, from Nuneaton, is believed to have traveled to the country to spend time with his girlfriend Nong Pranee.
Police Lieutenant General Thanayut Vuthijarathamrong is leading the police investigation and claims that Thipthep has confessed to the murder.
“The other Briton is now safe and under the care of doctors,” Thanayut told reporters, adding that the police investigation was ongoing.
Shaun reportedly received flowers from the Thai police while he was recovering in hospital today.
Speaking at a press conference today, Police Lt. Gen. Thanayut Vuthijarathamrong confirmed that the incident occurred after a disagreement between the victims and the suspect.
Speaking at a press conference today, Police Lt. Gen. Thanayut Vuthijarathamrong, who is leading the investigation, said: “From the investigation, the accused confessed that the cause of death stemmed from a disagreement with the deceased.
“The injured victim and the decedent drank alcohol and played loud music throughout the night until it caused dissatisfaction with the perpetrator and led him to attack the men.”
In response to reports that the suspect has a history of mental illness, the officer confirmed that he had a history of receiving treatment, but that ongoing examination was being performed to determine his mental status at the time of the attack.
He added: ‘In this situation, the investigating officer together with medical experts will assess the suspect to determine whether or not he was fully conscious at the time of the attack.
‘But initially, two serious charges were filed against the perpetrators, one of intentional homicide and the charge of attempting to kill another person.
“For the injured and the deceased, the police have teamed up with the Tourist Police, including officials from the Office of Tourism and Sport, to coordinate with the British Embassy to contact the families of the injured and dead.
Wassana Muanchit Quick and Facts
- Wassana Muanchit, 33, found Marcus Evans, 49, face down in a pool of blood
- Local Thai man Prasut Thipthep, 23, has been arrested over the killing
- Mr Evans found shirtless in pair of black shorts, was pronounced dead at scene
- His friend was found in critical condition and taken to hospital where he remains
- Ms Muanchit said: ‘I looked in his eyes. I was still so angry at him. I asked him ”why did you kill my husband?”’