Apiwan’s mother, Apiradee Anantirasart, said the teen was a restless sleeper. Ironically, she said she’d half-joked with her daughter not to sleep with Supatchaya for fear one day she’d suffocate the girl. Sadly, the prophesy came true.
Apiradee said daughter and granddaughter were alive and well earlier in the day. She then left for two hours to go to the market and returned to find the gruesome scene.
Police determined that Apiwan, upon waking and discovering her daughter dead, had procured the Smith & Wesson handgun after breaking into a storage closet with a hammer. Apiradee, thinking her offspring were still sleeping, didn’t disturb the girls after she returned from the market.
Only when the nap ran longer than usual did the grandmother check on the girl and discover what had happened.