Police: Suspect admits killing family, torching house

Volunteers help police to search for evidence in the charred ruins of a house where a family of three died in Sam Roi Yot district of Prachuap Khiri Khan. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

A man has confessed to killing a couple and their 18-month-old daughter before setting fire to their house to conceal the murders, police said on Friday.

Pol Gen Suwira Songmetta, a police inspector-general, said after interrogating Niphon Changkaew that the 38-year-old man had admitted to shooting to death Samran Phetprdap, his wife Rungthip Saithong and their child in Sam Roi Yot district of Prachuap Khiri Khan on Wednesday.

The suspect then torched the house to make it appear that the three had died in the blaze, the officer said.

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