2 arrested for killing of ‘Tee Takientia’

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Two men have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to kill “Tee Takientia” in Naklua last month.

Lone Samsung, 37, and his brother Roj Samsung, 35, were captured in separate arrests and presented to the media Feb. 25. Lone was apprehended hiding out in Chiang Mai while Roj was taken into custody at his Takientia home.

Lone is accused of shooting Watchara “Tee Takientia” Kawsuwan, 34, Feb. 19 eight times outside the Amulet Club on Naklua Road. He died en route to Samitivej Sriracha Hospital.

Lone Samsung and his brother Roj Samsung were captured in separate arrests for allegedly conspiring to kill “Tee Takientia” in Naklua last month.Lone Samsung and his brother Roj Samsung were captured in separate arrests for allegedly conspiring to kill “Tee Takientia” in Naklua last month.

The victim had been drinking with several friends outside when a white Toyota Yaris pulled up and a gunman rolled down the window and fired.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun from Lone at his arrest. Officers said he admitted to having the gun for nearly five years. Roj is accused of driving the Toyota, but denied all the charges.

Police said Lone confessed to the shooting, saying it was in retaliation for an earlier altercation he had with Watchara, who had been arrested in an earlier murder case, but saw the charges dropped.

Lone said the two men had gotten into an argument and, during the fight, Watchara put a hand grenade his Lone’s mouth to “teach him a lesson.” After escaping unhurt, Lone said he was still angry and embarrassed and sought to get back at Watchara.