Mother confesses strangled her autistic daughter to death
A single mother told police she strangled to death her 15-year-old autistic daughter on Monday because she could not afford to look after her.
Lieutenant Ukrit Suthirapong, deputy inspector of Thung Song Hong Police Station, went to an apartment rented by Yolawadee Suasermsiri, 52, in front of Klong Prem Central Prison after she called the station at about 3 am. Ukrit and officers from the Central Police Forensic Science Division and officials of the Poh Teck Tung Foundation found Yolawadee sitting and crying beside the body of her daughter. The woman told police that she quit her job as a maid on Monday and strangled her daughter with a piece of cloth at about 9 am that day. She said she slept beside the body and when she woke she drank three bottles of beer and took Diazepam pills in the hope of killing herself, but she vomited. Yolawadee said after her husband died of lung cancer three years ago, she alone was responsible for caring for her daughter. Asia Nation