Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.
View Active Topics View Your Posts Latest 100 Topics FAQ Topics Mobile Friendly Theme
Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.
2 posts • Page 1 of 1
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... d-for.html
A TRAGIC Brit paid for his own execution when his Thai wife used his cash to hire the men who killed him, say cops.
Stephen Phillips, 59, was shot dead by two gunmen as he rode his motorbike.
The hitmen fired into his abdomen and both legs before putting a bullet in his head as he struggled to his door.
Cops in Baan Phai, Thailand, have charged his wife Wilaiwan, 29, and two Thai men with conspiracy to murder.
One man is believed to be her Thai-Chinese lover from the same village. Police think Stephen, from Manchester, may have unwittingly given his wife the cash to pay for his own execution.
Almost Â£12,000 had been withdrawn from his bank account. It is believed he had recently taken out a Â£200,000 life insurance policy.
A friend of his 81-year-old mother in Manchester said: ?He was back in the UK earlier this year and said he was not happy with his marriage.
?He had Â£12,000 in one bank account which he reported recently had been reduced to Â£300 by his wife. He was a quiet unassuming person. Apart from his marriage he loved the life in Thailand.?
Stephen moved to Asia after retiring as a rail worker in Torquay, Devon. He got married two and a half years ago in a Buddhist ceremony.
Wilaiwan denied any responsibility for the death but officers became suspicious of her behaviour at his funeral. She blamed his death on mafia gangsters. A Thai police spokesman said: ?The driver has confessed and we know the identity of the gunmen.?