Murder suspect Makhata Seesai, 38, shows how he beat a 63-year-old monk to death with a large yellow candle in a fit of anger at a temple in Phitsanulok after they argued over a gambling debt. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)
PHITSANULOK: A man arrested for beating an elderly monk to death and fleeing in a stolen temple vehicle told police they had argued over payment of bets made on boxing matches on TV, and he lost his temper.
Makhata Seesai, 38, was caught at a relatives house in Wichian Buri of Phetchabun on Thursday and later taken back to Wat Hua Saphan Ruamjai in Wang Thong district of Phitsanulok for a crime re-enactment.
Angry residents and monks gathered to watch the re-enactment and loudly p…
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