An Englishman’s wounded best friend witnesses his friend being slaughtered in a frenzied crescent attack in Thailand.
Shaun Dagnan, 54, saw Marcus Evans, 49, “die in front of him” when they were arrested at 3am by a local man while they were listening to music.
Police found the wounded and bloody couple with Marcus lying face down in a pool of blood without a shirt and a severe wound to his neck.
Meanwhile Shaun, from Nuneaton, is recuperating in hospital from his injuries in the attack and friends say he has suffered severe injuries.
An unnamed friend told The Sun Online: “Shaun is still in shock by what happened.
“He watched his friend die right in front of him. He needed some time to be alone and face it, because he could have been killed.
“Everybody was shocked by what happened.”
Shaun traveled to Thailand before Christmas to spend time with his girlfriend Nong Pranee, who is believed to live there, Nuneaton locals said.
The horror took place in Kanchanaburi, 90 kilometers from Bangkok on January 22.
Local man Prasut Thipthep, 23, was taken into custody over the attack after he was arrested hours after the attack.
It comes after heartbroken 33-year-old Wassana Muanchit also said she had looked into the eyes of Marcus’ alleged killer and asked him why he had attacked “the love of her life”.
Wassana said Marcus went back to their house to get another beer while he and his friends were listening to music.
“That was the last time I saw him alive,” she said.
“After a few drinks, he came back to my room to get a beer. He didn’t look drunk, he looked normal, and he brought a bottle of that beer outside.
“When I go out late at night, it’s like normal. Nothing noisy, it’s quiet and no sound.
“When I was walking home, a neighbor came and told me to go see my husband and she kept repeating and telling me to go see him.
SAW FRIEND DIE
“The neighbor said he was lying on the floor. When I got out, I found out he was dead.”
The mother of one devastated person said: “I lost my mind because I loved him so much. He is the love of my life.”
After the suspect was arrested, Wassana said police allowed her to speak to him.
“I looked him in the eye. I am still very angry with him. I asked him ‘why did you kill me?’, she said in an interview with a local Thai TV station.
“I said that I was very angry with him. I said ‘why can’t you talk or ask nicely? You can tell me or call the police, but you shouldn’t kill him’. “
She expressed her emotion at her partner’s kindness and generosity.
“He was the primary provider, he supported me and my daughter,” she said.
“He gave me a monthly allowance and my expenses were quite high, but my husband took great care of me. Now I don’t know what to do because I won’t have anyone to support me”.
Police Lieutenant General Thanayut Vuthijarathamrong, who is leading the investigation, said: “The defendant confessed that the cause of death stemmed from a disagreement with the deceased.”
He said officers and experts will now assess whether the suspect “was fully conscious at the time of the attack”.
“But initially, two serious charges were brought against the perpetrator, one count of willful manslaughter and another count of attempted murder.”
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