Elderly man arrested for killing girlfriend half his age

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A 62-year-old Samut Songkram man has been charged with murdering his 32-year-old girlfriend in Najomtien, who he claimed was having an affair.

Somnuk Jithreetham was taken to the Boonlua Apartments June 16 to re-enact the fatal stabbing and sexual abuse of Patrawarin Saengmuk of Kanchanaburi two days earlier.

Police brought Somnuk Jithreetham to the Boonlua Apartments to re-enact the fatal stabbing.
Police brought Somnuk Jithreetham to the Boonlua Apartments to re-enact the fatal stabbing.

Police said Somnuk confessed to the charges laid out in the Pattaya Provincial Court arrest warrant, saying he was enraged after finding another man’s clothes in their apartment.

He fled to Bangkok and was captured there as he was preparing to leave again. He said he threw away the knife in a nearby dump.