CHONBURI — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed a British tourist to death in the resort town of Pattaya eight years ago.
At a press conference last night, Po.Col. Suphaseth Chokechai said the incident took place on a beachfront road near Soi Pattaya 7 on 11 February 2006, when the suspect and her husband got in an argument with a British tourist.
According to Pol.Col. Suphaseth, Kritsana Choomkhokegruad, 42, and her husband, Suphot Boonnoi, physically assaulted the tourist and stabbed him to death before fleeing the scene.
Police recently discovered that Ms. Kritsana was working as a construction worker on Soi Pattaya 8/1, only one block away from the crime scene. She was arrested at the construction site.
Ms. Kritsana said at the press conference today that she and her husband were only defending themselves after the Briton, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time and had approached them aggressively. Ms. Kritsana admitted she stabbed the tourist once but said she did not intend to kill him.
She also told police that she does not know where her husband is because they ended their relationship years ago.
Police say they are trying to locate Mr. Suphot.
Crimes against foreigners are common in Pattaya, which is a well-known nightlife destination.
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