Vicious shooter gets life imprisonment for killing his ex-wife at beauty clinic in Bangkok shopping mall

PHOTO: Thairath

Bangkok –

A vicious gunman who allegedly shot dead his ex-wife and wounded another female employee at a beauty institute in a shopping mall was sentenced to life imprisonment by Thailand’s Criminal Court today, December 7.

Danusorn Numcharoen, 28, was facing seven charges, including premeditated and attempted murder, forging official documents and use of forged official documents, possessing firearms and ammunition without permission, and offenses under the Arms Control Act.

PHOTO: Thairath

On February 18, Danusorn entered a beauty clinic on the fourth floor of Century Plaza at the Victory Monument, where his former wife Piyanut Chatthai, 28, was working. He opened fire with a pistol, shooting her multiple times in the head and shooting her co-worker, Wilasinee Thipan, in the left wrist.

The shooter then fled to a village near Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi, where he was apprehended on the following day after the shooting rampage.

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Police Lieutenant General Pakapong Pongpetra, the Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner, said during the investigation in February that the couple had a decade-long relationship and had a son, but had recently separated.

There was no argument between the two prior to the killing. The gunman already planned to kill the woman at the clinic before fleeing on a motorcycle, he stated.

The Criminal Court was presented with water-tight evidence and found Danusorn guilty as charged and sentenced him to death. The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment because he had confessed. He was also ordered to pay a total of 521,200 baht compensation, plus 7.5% interest, to the victim’s family.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.