Italian Ex-pat Murdered by Thai Neighbour in Pathum Thani Over Trash Dispute

Pathum Thani—

On December 2nd, 2023, Khlong Luang police officers received a report of an Italian man being assaulted with an iron pipe, leading to his death at a village in Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani.

Rescue teams and relevant agencies were dispatched to the incident scene. They found a body that was publicly identified as Mr. Milazzo Gianluca, a 50-year-old Italian man, and an 80-centimeter iron pipe with bloodstains present hidden nearby.

According to a report by the police, Mr. Kanokphon Wechasamphan, a 38-year-old juristic person, reportedly revealed that he received a report that a person was found dead in front of a house and he called the police to investigate.

“Milazzo lived alone and recently had financial issues and the bank had recently foreclosed his residence and had his water and electricity cut off. Previously, Milazzo had numerous heated arguments with his neighbor living on the opposite side of his house which resulted in court action,” said Kanokphon.

Meanwhile, a suspect reportedly confessed his wrongdoings, he was identified only as Mr. Phongsapat, a 55-year-old neighbor. Phongsapat reportedly told the police that his son was in prison as Milazzo and his son argued about a trash can’s location previously leading to a prior major altercation, however, his son had allegedly nothing to do with it, according to Phongsapat.

After visiting his son at the prison, Phongsapat reportedly was angry at Milazzo for, in his eyes, causing his son to go to jail, and grabbed an iron pipe to furiously hit Milazzo while he was in front of his house, said the police.

Initially, Khlong Luang police officers escorted Phongsapat to the police station for further legal processing and criminal charges.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

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