Woman confesses to ordering hit on mum

Woman confesses to ordering hit on mum

Accused was hoping to get insurance money and land to pay for husband's bail

Police question Kanchana Srisang, 25, right, and two other men, Prachoen Krabinrot, 40, and Dao Chaengpradit, 35, after they were arrested on charges of attempted murder of Uamduan Srisang, 55, Ms Kanchana's mother. (Image captured from TV footage)
Police question Kanchana Srisang, 25, right, and two other men, Prachoen Krabinrot, 40, and Dao Chaengpradit, 35, after they were arrested on charges of attempted murder of Uamduan Srisang, 55, Ms Kanchana's mother. (Image captured from TV footage)

A young woman charged with attempted murder has confessed to being the mastermind of a shooting attack on her mother to collect insurance and land worth 10 million baht so she could bail out her drug-suspect husband.

Kanchana Srisang, 25, and two men — Prachoen Krabinrot, 40, and Dao Chaengpradit, 35 — were arrested on charges of attempted murder of Uamduan Srisang, 55, said Pol Maj Gen Daoloy Mueandej, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, during a media briefing on Friday afternoon.

Mrs Uamduan was shot and seriously wounded at Suanthip housing estate in Nuanchan of Bung Kum district of Bangkok on the night of June 22. The victim was riding a bicycle on the way back to her house at the time  she was attacked.

Pol Col Alongkot Sirisongkhram, chief of the Khok Khram police station, said police found evidence implicating Ms Kanchana as the mastermind of the attack.

During the interrogation, officers said the woman confessed to having hired the two other suspects to kill her mother. She claimed she wanted the life insurance payouts worth 100,000 baht each on her mother's death, as well as her two land plots in Phetchaburi worth about 10 million baht. She needed the money to bail out her husband, who was detained on drug charges.

She had hired Mr Dao, who was a friend of her husband, and Mr Prachoen, for 200,000 baht to kill her mother. On the night of the attack, the pair waited in a car before Mr Prachoen fired shots at the victim. She was hit in the right chest and later rushed to a hospital, Thai media reported.

Mrs Uamduan told investigators that before the attack, she thought someone might have tried to poison her.

She said she found a drink in her refrigerator had an unusual smell. When she threw it away, she noticed the ants that came to eat it died. The woman and her daughter also quarrelled frequently, said Pol Col Alongkot.

Pol Maj Gen Daoloy said the investigators were not convinced by Ms Kanchana’s confessions. The investigation would be expanded as the two male suspects had records of illicit drug trade.  

The three suspects were later taken for a crime re-enactment.

Thai media reported that Ms Kanchana’s husband, Kittipong Plappla, 30, was arrested after police found 58 speed pills and some crystal methamphetamine on him on April 18. Mr Kittipong was being detained at Min Buri prison.


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