(9 Dec 2016) Police in Thailand have arrested three French nationals in connection with the killing of one of their countrymen on the southern resort island of Koh Samui.
The three had confessed to involvement in the Wednesday night shooting at a restaurant of 44-year-old Laurent Lacques Jean Delacherie, a Samui police chief said on Friday. Police believe a business dispute was the cause.
The man suspected of carrying out the shooting, identified by his passport as Georges Michel, was captured Thursday after fleeing to the mainland, Surat Thani provincial police chief Major General Apichart Boonsriroj said.
The other two suspects – Cyrille Jean Paul Larignon, owner of the restaurant where the killing took place, and Yves Claude Daniel Climent – are accused of helping to dispose of the body, which was found floating near a waterfall.
The suspects on Friday re-enacted elements of the alleged crime in front of the police.
Larignon’s Thai girlfriend, Nudeang Nakote, said she was present with her child when she heard the men arguing and then heard the shooting.
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