The man who brutally shot dead his bride-to-be and her mother in a rampage caught in a frightening surveillance camera camera video has blamed his would-be mother-in-law for the deaths.
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Chonburi police hold a press conference announcing the capture of Tasaphol Haekla who was wanted for the brutalmurderof his fiancée and her mother. Post Today photo.
Fiancée killer: Future in-lawto blame
The man who brutallyshot dead his bride-to-be and her mother in cold bloodin a rampagecaught in a frightening surveillance cameravideo has blamed his would-be mother-in-lawfor the deaths.
Tasaphol Haekla, 35, made the claims during interrogationafter police arrested him in the Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap on Monday, four days after he killed Kewelin Hongthong, 28, and her mother Wimol Hongthong, 48 at a garagein Chon Buri’s Muang district.
The man arrested for shooting dead his bride-to-be has claimed that he killed her and her mother when his would-be in-lawtried to stop their wedding by increasing the sin sod, or bride price for her daughter from 500,000 baht to 2 million baht.
Tasaphol said he was actually due tomarry Kewelin on Nov 28, not Aug 28 as stated in mediareports, Pol Maj Gen Katcha Thatsart, commanderof Chon Buri police station, told a news conference.
Tasaphol Haekla re-enacts the crime for Chonburi police this morning. Post Today photo.
The murdersuspectsaid he had treated his fiancée well, by giving her money and funding her studies.
But he said Kewelin’s mother had told her to stop seeing him after he said he could not afford2 million baht for her sin sod.
Tasaphol also accused Kewelin of being fondof talking to his close friend using the Line chat application; although he claimed his friend had tried to stay away from her.
He said he was jealousand had warned her about talking to his friend many times, given that they were due tomarry soon, but Kewelin ignored him.
He previously intendedto shoot only his mother-in-law-to-be, but said he killed Kewelin too, because of being stressedand unhappy about his lover’s behaviour
Footage from the garage's security camera showed the group had been talking for around 10 minutes when Tasaphol suddenly took out a gun and fired three times at Kewelin. Her mother tried to escapebut was also shot three times.
He said he danced his way out of the crime scene because he felt released from the pressure he had been under, and did not know he had been caught on the security camera. He claimed he did not mean to ridiculethe victims.
Adapted from stories on bangkokpost.com
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accuse: to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime - กล่าวหา
afford: to have enough money to be able to pay for something - มีเงินพอจับจ่าย ซื้อหา
application (app): a program designed to do a particular job; a piece of software - โปรแกรมใช้งาน, โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์
arrest: (of the police) to take someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime - จับกุม
behaviour: the way that someone acts or behaves - พฤติกรรม, การกระทำตัว
blame: responsibility for doing something badly or wrongly; saying that somebody is responsible for something - การรับผิดชอบต่อสิ่งไม่ดีที่เกิดขึ้น
bride price: money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride สินสอดทองหมั้น - สินสอดทองหมั้น
brutal: extremely violent and unpleasant - โหดร้าย
brutally: in an extremely violent or cruel way - อย่างโหดร้าย
claim: saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา
commander: a police offer of high rank - ผู้บังคับบัญชา
due to: scheduled to - มีกำหนด
escape: to get away from a place where you are in danger - หนี
fiancée: the woman that a man is engaged to, i.e., the woman he has promised to marry - คู่หมั้นหญิง
fond: getting enjoyment and satisfaction from - ที่ทรงโปรดปราน
footage: film or video of a particular subject or event - ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ
fund: to provide money for something - ให้เงินทุน
garage: a place where vehicles are repaired - อู่ซ่อมรถ
ignore: to fail to pay attention to; to pretend that you have not noticed or do not know about something - เพิกเฉย
in cold blood: in a cruel calm way, without showing any emotion - ไร้ความปราณี, ไม่มีความเมตตา, อย่างโหดร้าย
in-law: someone who you are related to by marriage, especially the father or mother of your husband or wife - ญาติที่เกิดจากแต่งงาน
intended: planned; wanted to happen - ที่ได้วางแผนไว้ ที่ตั้งใจให้เกิดขึ้น
interrogation: asking someone a lot of questions in order to get information - การสอบถาม, การซักถาม
jealous: unhappy and angry because someone has something or someone you want - หึงหวง, หึง
media: radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group - สื่อ
mother-in-law: the mother of your husband or wife - แม่ภรรยา, แม่สามี
murder: the crime of intentionally killing a person - ฆาตกรรม
press conference: an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it - การแถลงข่าว
rampage: a sudden period of wild and violent behaviour, often causing damage and destruction - การอาละวาด,ความวุ่นวาย,ความโมโห,การวิ่งพล่าน
ridicule: to make somebody/something look silly by laughing at them or it in an unkind way - เยาะเย้ย, ล้อเลียน
stressed: affected by pressure, worry, etc. - วิตกกังวล
surveillance camera: a camera kept in a place to record what happens there, especially criminal activity - กล้องวงจรปิดเพื่อรักษาการความปลอดภัย
suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
treat: to behave in a particular way towards somebody/something - ปฏิบัติ(ต่อ)
victims : people who are killed injured or harmed in some way from an accident, natural disaster, crime, etc. - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
would be: of something/someone that would undergo a change in the future if something else happened first -
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