Drugs, revenge behind South Pattaya shooting

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A Krabi man who confessed to killing a neighbor on Thepprasit Soi 5 told police both drugs and revenge were the motive.

Sahas Butdoi, 34, was arrested Oct. 7, a day after admittedly fatally shooting Somyos Hongto, 39, three times in the neck and abdomen with a Smith & Wesson .38.

Police said Sahas confessed he’d killed his neighbor because, he claimed, Somyos had sexually assaulted his wife. The suspect also reportedly told police there was a drug-related motivation to the crime.

Sahas was charged with premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession.

Sahas Butdoi reenacts the murder for police and reporters. Sahas Butdoi reenacts the murder for police and reporters.