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Girlfriend of a Brit hacked to death in Thailand reveals what happened

Girlfriend of a Brit hacked to death in Thailand reveals what happened

THE girlfriend of a Brit hacked to death in Thailand with a sickle has revealed how she came across his lifeless body

Heartbroken Wassana Muanchit, 33, also said she looked into the eyes of the alleged killer of Marcus Evans and ask him why he attacked the “love of her life”.

Wassana Muanchit found Marcus Evans' body after he was killed
Wassana Muanchit Credit: ViralPress
The paid tribute to the 'love of her life'
Marcus Evans ‘love of her life’Credit: ViralPress
Shaun Dagnan survived the attack and is recovering in hospital
Shaun Dagnan Credit: Enterprise

The 49-year-old, from Weston-super-Mare and pal Shaun Dagnan, 54, were set upon in a 3am attack over loud music.

Cops found the injured pair bloodied and wounded with Marcus lying face-down in a pool of blood with no shirt on and wounds to his neck.

Local man Prasut Thipthep, 23, has been held over the attack after he was arrested a few hours following the horror incident in Kanchanaburi, 90 miles from Bangkok 

Wassana said Marcus came back into their house to get another beer as him and his friend listened to music.

“That was the last time I saw him alive,” she said.

“After drinking for a bit he came back to my room to get a beer. He did not look drunk, he looked normal, and he carried that one bottle of beer out.

“When I went outside late at night, it was like normal. Nothing was loud, it was quiet and there was no sound.

“When I was walking back, a neighbour came and told me to check up on my husband and she kept on repeating and telling me to check on my husband.

“The neighbour said he was lying down on the floor. When I went out I found out he was dead.”

The devastated mum-of-one said: “I was out of my mind because I loved him so much. He was the love of my life.”

After the suspect’s arrest, Wassana said police allowed her to talk to him.

“I looked in his eyes. I was still so angry at him. I asked him ‘why did you kill my ?,” she said in interview with a local Thai TV station.

“I said I was very angry at him. I said ‘why couldn’t you talk or ask nicely? You could have told me or told the police, but you shouldn’t have killed him’.”


She paid an emotional tribute to her partner’s kindness and generosity.

“He was the main provider, he supported me and my daughter,” she said.

“He gave me a monthly allowance and my expenses are high, but my husband took amazing care of me. Now I don’t know what to do because I will have nobody to support me.”

Meanwhile Shaun, from Nuneaton, is recovering in hospital after being wounded in the attack.

He had travelled to Thailand before Christmas to spend time with his girlfriend Nong Pranee, who is understood to live there, locals said.

A neighbour named Kirsten described news of the attack as “shocking”.

“I just hope he pulls through. He’ll be in my thoughts and prayers,” said the woman.


“He goes to Thailand for months at a time to see his girlfriend. He goes there whenever he can and always seems to have a good time.

“He’s a nice fella but he’s private and keeps himself to himself. I’ve lived two doors away from him for five years but I don’t know him, only to say hello to, because he’s often away.”

Police Lieutenant General Thanayut Vuthijarathamrong, who is leading the probe, said: “The accused confessed that the cause of the death came from a disagreement with the deceased.”

He said officers and experts will now assess whether the suspect “had complete consciousness or not at the time of the attack”.

“But initially, two serious charges were filed against the perpetrators, one of intentional manslaughter and charge of attempting to kill another person.”

Shaun went to Thailand to see his girlfriend
Shaun went to Thailand to see his girlfriendCredit: Enterprise
The weapon that was used to kill Marcus
Credit: Enterprise
The suspect after being taken into custody
The suspect after being taken into custody
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