Rayong teen nabbed for rape, murder of Sattahip woman

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A 19-year-old Rayong man was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a Sattahip woman during a robbery.

Police brought Tatpong Thamnai of Huay Pong in Rayong’s Muang District, to the home of Pranaiya Setthatanakorn on Soi Muksapsamut in Moo 1 village of Najomtien Sub-district on Jan. 28 to re-enact the robbery and killing of the 52-year-old wife of a Belgian man.

About 100 angry relatives and Sattahip neighbors of the victim and suspect attended the unruly re-enactment, where one family member slapped the suspect and others in the crowd tried to grab him.

Police take away Tatpong Thamnai to face charges of burglary, murder and necrophilia.Police take away Tatpong Thamnai to face charges of burglary, murder and necrophilia.

During the re-enactment, Tatpong showed how he allegedly broke a window at the wealthy woman’s house around 10 p.m. Jan. 16 with the intent of burglarizing the home. He said he was drunk and found Pranaiya sleeping in her bedroom and decided to rape her, threatening the victim with a pen.

However, she fought back and Tatpong told police he stabbed her in the neck and strangled her with a pair of underwear. Once dead, then he raped the corpse.

Police said he left the house with two smartphones and her ATM card.

Police said Tatpong confessed that he committed the crime because he was drunk, broke and had been quarreling over money with his father.