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Man bashes wife, son with hammer, burns their bodies, house

Phan Thopa, 50, during the crime re-enactment at his burned house in Nakhon Phanom on Friday. The man admitted using a hammer to beat his wife and their teenage son senseless, and setting fire to them. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai)

NAKHON PHANOM: A man has been arrested on charges of beating his wife and their 14-year-old son to death with a hammer and setting fire to their bodies and their home on Thursday night.

He is also accused of chasing and attacking another woman with the hammer, before being overwhelmed and restrained by other neighbours.

Phan Thopa, 50, has been charged with with murder, arson and physical assault causing injury.

He was taken back to the partially burned house in tambon Kham Toei of Muang district for a re-enactment of the crime on Friday.

According to police, Mr Phan admitted…

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