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Mr Ratikorn told police that he was knocked to the ground and could not breathe because one of the Americans was grappling with him. He spotted a metal object nearby and used it as a weapon.

The suspects added that they did not start the fight and that they had no intention to kill.

Of course the Americans were on a killing tour, not ?

That bar seems a bit the pl;ace to be for some fun.

I wonder if the murderers are out on bail with bail set at 57 Baht already .

Likely that they are out on bail, no payment required, AND have absconded already.

When you have ex PM's setting the example what sort of behavior can you expect from the peons bah.gif

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I would guess that alcohol played a big part in this unnecessary death. RIP the father and I hope the son recovers quickly.

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Unnecessary weapons caused an unnecessary death.

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Tragic outcome - when people behave like annoying , aggressive jerks ( ie by not getting off a stage), you have to figure that eventually they will get pay back ( but nonetheless, death is too much!)

With a knife ? Come on. Posted Image

ANYONE can be removed from a stage without resorting to possible death. Posted Image

Perhaps you didn't read carefully: according to the story, the Americans were not injured in the act of removing them from the stage. The fact that they allegedly refused to leave the stage apparently led in part to an eventual fight in which the injury and killing took place.

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I would guess that alcohol played a big part in this unnecessary death. RIP the father and I hope the son recovers quickly.

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Unnecessary weapons caused an unnecessary death.

No, people with unnecessary weapons caused the death - and chances are good that they wouldn't have made such a regrettable choice without the influence of alcohol. (Assuming that it wasn't simply a matter of self defense).

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Tragic outcome - when people behave like annoying , aggressive jerks ( ie by not getting off a stage), you have to figure that eventually they will get pay back ( but nonetheless, death is too much!)

With a knife ? Come on. rolleyes.gif

ANYONE can be removed from a stage without resorting to possible death. coffee1.gif

Perhaps you didn't read carefully: according to the story, the Americans were not injured in the act of removing them from the stage. The fact that they allegedly refused to leave the stage apparently led in part to an eventual fight in which the injury and killing took place.

On or off stage, killing for nothing is crazy. Am sure the locals could have sent the farangs on their way, UNLESS the farangs were wannabe Rambo's.

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US tourist killed in Thailand for refusing to stop singing

BANGKOK, July 31, 2013 (AFP) - An American tourist was allegedly stabbed to death by three Thai musicians after he refused to stop singing at a bar in a popular tourist resort, police said Wednesday.


Bobby Ray Carter, 51, died after he was stabbed twice in the chest while his son Adam, 27, suffered a stab wound to his arm, during a fight with members of the house band from the Longhorn Saloon early Wednesday at Ao Nang beach in Krabi.

Police said the three musicians were arrested at the scene and confessed to stabbing the Americans.

Carter had joined the musicians on stage for a singalong, but a row broke out when he refused to stop singing as the band took a break.

On its website the Longhorn Saloon advertises "jam with the band" as one of its attractions, along with "good music, funfunfun and friendly staff".

"He and his son quarrelled with all three musicians because he wouldn't stop singing despite the musicians taking a break," said Lieutenant Colonel Attapong Seanjaiwuth of Krabi tourist police.

"He then demanded the money he had already given as a tip back. But the real fight broke out outside of that pub. He was stabbed twice and died while on the way to local hospital."

Thailand has come under scrutiny in recent months over its treatment of foreign tourists, who are a mainstay of the economy.

Tourists have registered a series of complaints with authorities over their treatment ranging from jet ski scams, drink spiking, robbery, assault and even police extortion.

A dozen European ambassadors recently raised the issue with local authorities on a visit to the resort island of Phuket -- where a 59-year-old Australian woman was killed in June 2012 in a robbery.

Earlier in July an American man was slashed to death by a taxi driver in Bangkok after an apparent argument over the fare.

A record 22 million foreigners visited Thailand last year. Although most did not encounter any serious problems, diplomats say tougher action is needed to ensure their protection.

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-- (c) Copyright AFP 2013-07-31

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A sharp response from blunt tools. This is a case where the offenders should be hammered for life to prove to the world that Thailand is serious about protecting tourists and ensure that Thailand uphold its' reputation for"Thainess" and as one of the worlds most exciting places to holiday. No bail, no mercy, respect the hand that feeds you.

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Let's see. Three plus one knife against two and not on your home turf. Obviously the Americans started it. Sounds like a father and son gang. And of course just like the coffee thrown at the cabbie (not) one must believe the Thai garbage story that they kicked over the tip jar. I'm sure these two Americans have a long criminal record of kicking over tip jars in karaoke bars.

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