A 41 year old man is in custody on charges of murder after he repeatedly stabbed his son in the chest and stomach during an early morning drink-fuelled fight.

The incident occurred at the family home in North Pattaya and led to the arrest of Khun Ooapon who appeared to be intoxicated. A blood-stained flick-knife was recovered and taken into evidence.

The victim, Khun Gitichai aged 19, had been taken to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya but could not be saved by medics. His body was then sent to the morgue at Banglamung Hospital.

According to the suspects other son, Khun Naruson aged 20, he was awoken just before 6am by shouting coming from the ground floor of the house.

He heard his father arguing with his son over allegations the father was hitting his wife. The pair entered into a fight where the father sustained facial injuries. In retaliation the Father used the knife and stabbed his son once in the left chest area and once in his stomach.

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