Kiwi killed by Swede in Pattaya bar
- Published: 21/08/2012 at 01:13 PM
- Online news:
CHON BURI - A New Zealand man was stabbed to death by a Swedish man in a bar in Pattaya in a jealous quarrel after the suspect's girlfriend patted the victim's pet dog, reports said on Tuesday.
Police said they received a report about 2am Tuesday that a foreigner had been killed in a bar.
Robert E Hollick, 43, from New Zealand was stabbed three times at his neck and back. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police arrested and charged a Swedish man, Andreas Ringvall, 40, with murdering Hollick.
Mr Ringvall and his girlfriend, Dao Pholutsa, 26, were captured by local people after the stabbing and were handed over to police.
Mr Ringvall's girlfriend told police that Hollick started the fight. She said they tried to back off but Hollick continued to attack her boyfriend so he had to fight back.
Witnesses, however, told police a different story. They said Mr Ringvall had started a quarrel with Hollick after Ms Dao played with Hollick's pet dog inside the bar.
Mr Ringvall sent his girlfriend back to his room, then he returned to the bar and attacked Hollick with a knife, witnesses said.
Police were investigating.
The New Zealand news website stuff.co.nz reported that Hollick was the founder and owner of a recruitment company, Top Dog Personnel, in Perth, Australia. It specialises in finding earthmoving workers for West Australia's mining and civil construction industries.
Hollick was semi-retired and had been living in Pattaya for some time, the stuff report said.
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