‘Jealous’ Bangkok mall murderer planned to kill ex’s new love


Danusorn Noomcharoen points to weapons and ammunition early Wednesday morning inside his Phetchaburi province home, where he was arrested on suspicion of killing his ex-wife inside a Bangkok shopping mall.
Danusorn Noomcharoen points to weapons and ammunition early Wednesday morning inside his Phetchaburi province home, where he was arrested on suspicion of killing his ex-wife inside a Bangkok shopping mall.

The gunman who shot his ex-wife to death at a Bangkok shopping mall was arrested early this morning in Phetchaburi province, about 200 kilometers from the capital. 

Danusorn Noomcharoen was taken into custody at a house following a standoff with police. Inside the home, officers found a pistol and more than 30 bullets, according to Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, national police spokesman.

The victim, 28-year-old Piyanut Chatthai, worked at the Icon Clinic inside Century The Movie Plaza mall near Bangkok’s Victory Monument. He walked in and shot her to death at about 3:45pm on Tuesday.

Police say that they divorced last week, and he became enraged after seeing her post a photo of a flower bouquet on Valentine’s Day. 

Danusorn is also accused of shooting another employee who survived and is being treated at a hospital.

It took police and Danusorn’s mother several hours to talk the alleged gunman into turning himself in. There, police said they found a letter in which he vowed to kill Piyanut’s lover and then take his own life.

Preliminary charges against Danusorn include five offenses such as premeditated murder and firing a gun in public. Danusorn reportedly confessed to the crime and will be brought back to the Phaya Thai Police Station for further questioning. 

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