A big day for the police last week when they arrested Somsak Phansranoi, 38, in Chumphon Province near Samui for driving over the speed limit and using a fake driving license.
The Samui Express reported that what the police may have though would be a simple arrest or fine turned out to be much more when the driver suddenly confessed to killing his wife.
Somsak told the police that the crime happened on Koh Phangan last September. He confessed to strangling his wife Darika Phansranoi, 42, and dumping her body into the sea at Aou Nang beach near Thong Nai Pan.
The problem for Somsak, he said, was that he was unable to sleep as he was being “haunted and followed by the spirit of my dead wife. Now I feel relieved that I have confessed to you. I beg for forgiveness for what I have done to my wife. I won’t run away anymore.”
After checking their records, the police discovered that the body of Darika Phansranoi had been found on September 8th and appeared to have been strangled. Unfortunately, the police were unable to arrest Somsak for the murder due to lack of evidence.