Sattahip woman, claiming abuse, allegedly kills drunk husband

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A Sattahip woman who said she was abused for a decade by her husband allegedly killed him during a New Year’s argument.

Police said Khamnung Bunthukul, 30, admitted to killing her 31-year-old spouse Niwat Srikham at their Moo 9 home Jan. 2. Officers recovered a bloody 30 cm. knife from her house after finding Niwat dead of a single stab wound to the chest at Queen Sirikit Medical Center.

Khamnung Bunthukul admitted to stabbing her abusive husband to death. Khamnung Bunthukul admitted to stabbing her abusive husband to death.

Khamnung, police said, claimed that during her 10-year marriage to Niwat she was regularly abused, both verbally and physically, when her husband was drunk, which was often. On Monday, she told police, her husband was celebrating the New Year and they got into an argument that quickly escalated.

She said she saw him reach for a Buddha statue to hit her with and she ran to get a knife to protect herself. She said during the altercation she lost her balance, plunging the knife into his chest just under his left nipple.