Sriracha man arrested for beating to death 2-year-old stepdaughter

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A Sriracha man has been arrested for beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because she wouldn’t stop crying.

Kajhonsak Sarnsuk, 19, was taken into custody Feb. 25 in his Moo 8 village apartment.

He and the girl’s 16-year-old mother, Penporn Meeruksom, initially told police the toddler had fallen down the stairs and died.

An autopsy, however, showed the child had suffered repeated battering and died of internal trauma including a ruptured spleen. Police said Sriracha Hospital also reported the child had been treated there previously, and though terrified, told doctors her stepfather beat her.

Police say Kajhonsak Sarnsuk has confessed to beating to death his 2-year-old stepdaughter.Police say Kajhonsak Sarnsuk has confessed to beating to death his 2-year-old stepdaughter.

Police said Kajhonsak eventually confessed he beat the child repeatedly because she often cried and it annoyed him. The parents had gone out and left the baby alone. When they returned, she was dead, he said.