Suspect in 2012 killing of Finnish man brought to justice

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A Thai woman on the run since October 2012 for the alleged murder of her Finnish boyfriend has been brought to justice in Pattaya.

Wassana Klomkamin, 47, was captured by Tourist Police Division officers on the Trat province island of Koh Chang Feb. 1. She had been a fugitive since the stabbing of her 64-year-old lover, Timo Juhani Tara, on Soi Kophai on Oct. 7, 2012.

She was apprehended while on holiday with her new foreign husband.

Tourist police finally caught up with Wassana Klomkamin, charged with murdering Finn Timo Juhani Tara in Oct. 2012.Tourist police finally caught up with Wassana Klomkamin, charged with murdering Finn Timo Juhani Tara in Oct. 2012.

At the time, witnesses reported seeing a woman in her 40s tossing aside a bloodied knife and fleeing on a motorbike. Police found the blade nearby, along with laundry, a packet of Viagra and 160 baht in cash.

At a police news conference Feb. 2, Wassana claimed that Tara had wanted her to engage in group sex with his friends, but she refused and they got into a heated argument.

She claimed the Finn pulled a knife on her and she stabbed him back in self-defense.

Police said she had been hiding in her native Nakhon Ratchasima since the murder.