Pattaya taxi driver surrenders for murdering wife’s ex-lover

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A Pattaya taxi driver surrendered to police after confessing to shooting his wife’s former boyfriend in the head at a barbecue restaurant.

Meti Munghadee, 28, turned himself in to Pattaya police March 2, along with the 38-caliber handgun he said he used to kill Anon Jumsuntorn, 25, at the Nat Pope pork barbecue restaurant on Sutthawat Road in Nongprue.

Meti was accompanied by his wife, 24-year-old Charida Dolchakan, who presented police with their marriage certificate. The couple explained that they had gone to eat with another friend and they had bumped into Anon, who was with several people.

Meti Munghadee (seated) confessed to shooting his wife’s former boyfriend in the head at a barbecue restaurant.

Meti said he got in an argument with Charida and he got even angrier when Anon repeatedly walked past his table swearing at him. Finally, Meti claimed, Anon started talking about his personal relations with Charida in the past, setting off her husband.

He confessed he left the restaurant, went home and got a new gun he’d purchased online for 40,000 and returned to the eatery to shoot Anon in the head.

Meti said he returned home to think things over before turning himself in to give police the correct story. Original media reports had characterized Meti as a jealous boyfriend.

Charida said she previously had been with Anon, but called the son of a high-ranking Udon Thani policeman a drug addict who served four years in prison. So she moved on and married Meti about a year ago.

Meti was charged with murder and illegal weapons possession.