Ex-monk charged with murder for slaying boy, 17, at Phuket temple

PUBLISHED ON THU, AUG 10, 2017 12:08 PM

Ex-monk charged with murder for slaying boy, 17, at Phuket temple

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police inspect the scene of the brutal slaying at the temple in central Phuket on Saturday (Aug 5). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- A monk defrocked and held on drugs charges now also has been charged for the murder of a 17-year-old monk’s assistant at a Phuket temple last Saturday (Aug 5).

 

The body of Myanmar teenager Wei Pew Ar was found outside a monk’s residence at Baan Don Temple in central Phuket at 6am last Saturday.

 

He had been slashed and stabbed to death in a vicious attack. His right arm, believed to have been used to fend off the attack was nearly severed at wrist.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/ex-monk-charged-with-murder-for-slaying-boy-17-at-phuket-temple-63397.php

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