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American claims self-defense as patron says man murdered in Pattaya was "trouble-maker"

 

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The investigation into the murder of an Australian man in  a Pattaya bar on Friday has taken new turns.

Earlier reports suggested that Benjamin Matthew Robb, 43, was beaten and kicked senseless as others egged on the attacker.

He is Jose Manuel Polanco, 42, who has been charged with physical assault leading to death by the local police following the attack in the Ruby Club in Soi 6. 

Speaking on behalf of the Australian Pattaya station chief Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch said:  "He admitted that he hit him three to four times but it was self-defence.

Moments before the deceased had  "picked up a waitress by grabbing her neck until her feet were up in the air. Jose saw that it was too aggressive and Robb was drunk, so he interfered."

Reuters said that witnesses at scene agreed saying Matthew was drunk and was aggressive to a waitress, causing Polanco to interfere.

A regular in the Ruby Club who didn't want to be named told Thaivisa that Robb often acted in an aggressive manner and was known by some to be a trouble maker.

Thai media Daily News also reported in a headline that the attacker could not sit idly by and see a Thai woman hurt.

But their report was at odds with other stories saying that the victim was floored with one punch. His head hit the ground killing him, they reported. 

They added that the American gave himself up after the incident on the same evening. 

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/626898

 
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I wonder how much the CCTV footage is worth right now?

And for sure they have some.

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