Pregnant 'Aem Cyanide' faces multiple murder charges

Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo supplied)
Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo supplied)

A pregnant woman dubbed "Aem Cyanide" is facing 10 charges, mostly for premeditated murder, for fatalities suspected to be linked with cyanide poisoning.

Police late Saturday night elaborated on the arrest warrants against Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn. Seven of the warrants were based on charges of premeditated murder in cases ranging from late 2020 to as recently as this month.

The seven warrants on suspected premeditated murder concerned the deaths of:

- a woman who was found dead in Nakhon Pathom province on Dec 13, 2020;

- a man in Kanchanaburi;

- another woman in Ratchaburi on Jan 6, 2021;

- a policewoman in Nakhon Pathom on Aug 10, 2022;

- a female teacher in Nakhon Pathom on Sept 10, 2022;

- a female teacher in Nakhon Pathom on Nov 20, 2022; and

- a policewoman in Nakhon Pathom on April 1 this year.

Ms Sararat was also wanted for the alleged murder of another woman in Samut Sakhon on Aug 10, 2022; the alleged attempted premeditated murder of another woman in Kanchanaburi; and alleged theft relating to the death of a woman in Ratchaburi on April 14 this year.

Police said investigators were looking into lending groups that might involve Ms Sararat because many of the deceased each transferred money in five to six-digit amounts to her before their deaths.

Police said the suspect abused her victims’ trust and lured them into making merit and having meals with her. He added that the case involved 14 deaths and one survivor.

The 36-year-old suspect, a native of Kanchanaburi province nicknamed Aem, was dubbed "Aem Cyanide" after police found traces of cyanide in the most recent dead body and in the suspect's vehicle in a probe into what is believed to be serial killings.

Ms Sararat, who is four months pregnant, was arrested at the government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road in Bangkok on Tuesday.

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  • abuse: to use or treat someone or something wrongly or badly, especially in a way that is to your own advantage - ใช้ในทางที่ผิด
  • alleged: claimed to be true although not yet proven; claimed to have done something wrong but not yet proven - ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
  • arrest warrant: a document signed by a judge allowing police to arrest someone - หมายจับ
  • cyanide: a powerful poison that can kill people -
  • deceased: dead - ซึ่งตายแล้ว
  • elaborate: to add more information to or explain something that you have said - อธิบายเพิ่มเติม
  • lending: giving money to someone who agrees to pay it back in the future - การให้ยืม
  • lure (verb): to persuade someone to do something by making it seem very attractive - หลอกล่อ
  • poison: a substance that causes death or harm if it is swallowed or absorbed into the body - ยาพิษ
  • pregnant: having a baby developing inside the body - ท้อง ตั้งครรภ์
  • premeditated: planned in advance - คาดคิดมาก่อน
  • serial killer: a person who murders a series of people -
  • suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • suspected: thought to have done something wrong - เป็นที่สงสัย
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