Police have arrested a man in Prachinburi province,Thailand for allegedly stabbing his estranged wife’s new boyfriend to death after seeing the victim sleeping on his bed.
Police said the killing took place at 10.30pm last Thursday at a house in Ban Nong Hua Ling village in Tombon Phongam in Prachinburi’s Prachantakham district.
Apichart Boonaticha, 43, waited for police and surrendered at the scene of the crime. The victim was identified as Preecha Khunnathee, 40.
Apichart’s estranged wife, Suthima Boonaticha, 42, told police that she had separated from her husband for five months but she had not yet legally divorced him.
Suthima said she took her 13-year-old son to live with Preecha in Sakaew for five months and had returned just two days ago to live in the old house where she used to live with Apichart.
She said Apichart learned from their son that she had returned to the house so he stormed into the house and her bedroom on Thursday night. Seeing Preecha lying beside her on the bed, he stabbed him. Preecha was drunk and deep in sleep and died immediately.
Apichart told police he could not control his rage after seeing the new man lying on his bed.