Thai resident faces attempted murder charges after cutting support rope of workers 26 floors high

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A woman in Thailand faces attempted murder and property destruction charges after cutting the support rope of workers at the building she lives in.  

What happened: On Oct. 12, a high-rise condominium resident in Nonthaburi, Thailand, allegedly cut the support rope of two painters who were working to repair a crack on the building, reported AP.

  • According to the report, the 34-year-old woman who cut the rope was frustrated as she was not notified by condo management that the two would be working outside her room.
  • One of the painters, identified as Song, reportedly felt the rope become heavier and saw someone on the 21st floor cut it.
  • In a recorded video shared by NBC News, the workers apparently signaled to residents on the 26th floor of the building to let them through their balcony. They were saved by Praphaiwan Setsing and her husband who noticed one of the painters asking for help.
@nice2515น้องบอกวันนี้หยุดงานเลยใจเสียแล้วตกใจกลัวมากที่เป็นหีองเราเพราะห้องอื่นไม่มีคนอยู่เลยช่วงนั้น♬ เรียนและงาน – พงษ์สิทธิ์ คำภีร์

The charges: According to Pak Kret police station chief Pongjak Preechakarunpong, the woman is now facing attempted murder and property destruction charges.

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  • The police confronted the suspect with forensic evidence and CCTV footage of the incident after she claimed to have no involvement. While she eventually confessed, she denied the intention to murder the workers.
  • While Pongjak said that the woman was temporarily free, the police are to file an indictment at the provincial court within 15 days.
  • If found guilty, the suspect faces up to 20 years in prison.

Featured Image via NBC News

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