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Chonburi Couple Shot Dead by Neighbor Over Barking Dogs

The body of Yotin Kaewfainok, 39, lay in his driveway after being shot dead by a neighbor over his barking dog. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)
The body of Yotin Kaewfainok, 39, lay in his driveway after being shot dead by a neighbor over his barking dog. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

A Chonburi man enraged over his neighbors’ barking dogs shot both owners dead, police said.

Jirat Wuthimananon, 49, was charged Wednesday with two homicide counts for gunning down Yotin Kaewfainok, 39, and wife Boonyanee, 38, in front of their Samet, Muang District home.

He’s also charged with illegal gun possession and use after firing more shots wildly at an escaping dog and pedestrians near the house.

Somsak Manyuean, 57, confirmed that Jirat was enraged over incessant barking by the Kaewfainoks’ numerous dogs, which have been a ongoing problem in the neighborhood. Somsak said he hit and killed one of the dogs with his truck accidentally a while back, as they were running wild.

Police said Jirat fired 11 shots in the episode, shooting Yotin first, then Boonyanee, then fired more bullets into Yotin for good measure. Then he shot at a dog running down the street and in the direction of people fleeing the area.

The original version of this story first appeared in the Pattaya Mail, a Bangkok Herald partner.