Three female suspects in the murder and dismembering of a bar girl were this morning taken by Khon Kaen police to reenact the circumstances surrounding the victim's death.
Under escort of up to 300-member strong police force, the three suspects, Ms Preeyanut Nonewangchai, Ms Kawita Ratchada and Ms Apiwan Sattayabundit, were brought to eight places to reconstruct their crimes amid the watchful eyes of several hundreds of bystanders.
Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakarn was also at the crime scene to supervise the reconstruction by the three girls.
The three girls turned themselves in to Myanmar police and handed over to Thai authorities on Saturday in Chiang Rai. They were later flown into Khon Kaen for questioning.
All confessed to the murder and the dismembering of Ms Warisara Klinjui out of conflict over debt between Ms Preeyanut and the victim, and narcotics.
According to police, Ms Preeyanut claimed that they had no intention to kill Ms Warisara at the beginning but circumstances developing in the car forced them to do so.
They also claimed that originally they did not intend to chop off the body, but simply did not know how to get rid of the dead body.
They would be late in the afternoon taken to Khon Kaen Provincial Court for permission to detain them for further interrogation.
The police also would ask the court not to grant them temporary release on bails.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)