TAO murder suspect arrested

Police and rescue workers look for evidence near the sedan in which Weerayapa Ngamwilai was found dead on the driver's seat on Khlong 7 Wang Noi-Thanyaburii Road in Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani, on Tuesday. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

A former tambon administration organisation chairman has been arrested in Kanchanaburi late Thursday night for allegedly killing his ex-wife in Pathum Thani a day after she registered her new marriage.

Thaweewong Thongyuen, former chairman of Phan Thong Tambon Administration Organisation (TAO) in Chon Buri, was caught in a plantation of his younger brother Rakchart Thongyuen in tambon Ban Kao of Muang district.

According to police, Mr Thaweewong, 55, allegedly confessed to hiring a gunman to kill his ex-wife Weerayapa Ngamwilai, a 36-year-old official of Pathum Thani's Bueng Cham Or TAO, in her Honda Accord car in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani on Tuesday.

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