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Low blood sugar makes you irritable and more likely to lash out at others. Or, as Snickers would say, you’re not yourself when you’re hungry. Unfortunately, for one father and son in Thailand, the combination of hangry (hungry and angry) and an incomplete, slow boiling soup led to murder.
Sakdin Duangphakhon, 36-years-old, returned home from work. He lived with his mother and father in a one-story house in Buriram, located in southern Thailand. On the way home, Sakdin stopped to buy pork for his favorite soup. His father, 65-year-old Ngor, volunteered to prepare the meal. While his father cooked, Sakdin grabbed a bottle of beer and went to sit outside in a hammock.
Before long, Sakdin grew hungrier. He returned to the house to ask when the pork soup would be ready. He became angry that his father did not have the fire hot enough and this caused a delay in cooking. Then, Ngor informed his son that, in addition to the soup not being ready, he forgot to add fish sauce to the broth. Fish sauce is the most essential seasoning in Thai cooking. Sakdin felt his father had wasted his pork, money, and time by not including the staple ingredient.
Then, without warning, Sakdin smashed his bottle of beer over his father’s head. As Ngor fell to the ground, his wife, Pa, rushed to his defense. Sakdin slapped his mother, knocking her to the floor. He proceeded to grab a kitchen knife and starting stabbing his father. Within minutes, Ngor lay dead on the floor. He had 10 stab wounds in his back and chest. Pa ran to a neighbor’s house to call the police.
When the authorities arrived at the scene, they found Ngor in a pool of blood. Following a trail of gore, they located Sakdin calmly sitting in the hammock outside the house. He confessed to the murder and police placed him in handcuffs. However, before heading to the police station, officers brought him into the house. They had the guilty man act out what happened after his father failed to cook the soup properly. Finally, before leaving the house, the colonel in charge of the police squadron made Sakdin kneel next to his father and pray. The murderous son awaits sentencing at Amphore Nangrong prison in Buriram.