Phuket, Thailand: Thai men confessed to murder

Posted on June 26, 2012 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Killed

BANGKOK — Two Thai men suspected of killing a 60-year-old Australian tourist on the resort island of Phuket admitted to the crime Tuesday, saying they meant only to slash her pocketbook strap and never meant to stab her. Police led the suspected slasher and his alleged accomplice, who is accused of driving the motorcycle used in the attack, to re-enact the crime at the spot where Michelle Elizabeth Smith was killed last week. Smith was among 11 people from the western Australian city of Perth who traveled to Phuket on a survey trip for their travel agency. Read article

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