DNA confirmation in screwdriver murder

Dechathorn Moonmanee, 21, (masked in black jacket), who has allegedly confessed to fatally stabbing a 24-year-old university student in the head with a screwdriver in Phetchaburi, is taken along with 15 other suspects from the Crime Suppression Division after interrogation to the Criminal Court, which extended his detention on Tuesday. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

DNA tests have confirmed the blood of the Silpakorn University student killed with a screwdriver was found on the pants of the son of a deputy chief investigator of Kalasin police.

It was also revealed the Crime Suppression Division had still not called another suspect in the case, a politician's nephew, in for questioning.

DNA checks were made of blood stains found on clothing taken from Dechathorn Moonmanee's room in Bangkok, which police searched on Wednesday. Mr Dechathorn, also known as Bright, is a son of Pol Lt Col Sakdinant Moonmanee, deputy chief investigator of Kalasin province.

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