A Sattahip woman who said she was abused for a decade by
her husband allegedly killed him during a New Year’s argument.
Khamnung Bunthukul admitted
to stabbing her abusive husband to death.
Police said Khamnung Bunthukul, 30, admitted to killing
her 31-year-old spouse Niwat Srikham at their Moo 9 home Jan. 2. Officers
recovered a bloody 30 cm. knife from her house after finding Niwat dead of a
single stab wound to the chest at Queen Sirikit Medical Center.
Khamnung, police said, claimed that during her 10-year
marriage to Niwat she was regularly abused, both verbally and physically,
when her husband was drunk, which was often. On Monday, she told police, her
husband was celebrating the New Year and they got into an argument that
She said she saw him reach for a Buddha statue to hit her
with and she ran to get a knife to protect herself. She said during the
altercation she lost her balance, plunging the knife into his chest just
under his left nipple.