The murder took place in Jomtien Complex Condominium. The suspect also stole a notebook computer, a mobile phone, a watch and escaped thereafter on August 22, 2011.
Pattaya, August 27, 2011 [PDN]; Pattaya police reported that Mr Mohamad Shanar Ryad age 22, Syrian citizen has been arrested in possession of a computer notebook, a mobile phone, a wrist watch and the murder weapon, a folding knife.
Mr Mohamad confessed that he met Mr Jones in South Pattaya and then went to Mr Jones room to consume ganja. After that Mr Jones paid him 400 THB to perform oral sex. Few days later Mr Jones brought him to his condominium again. This time Mr Jones wanted to sodomise him but Mr Mohamad refused and a severe argument broke out whereby Mr Jones grabbed a knife and tried to rape Mr Mohamed, who took out his folding knife and stabbed Mr Jones neck and body more than 20 times until Mr Jones died then stole his belongings, left the building and went to his girl friend in Soi Chalermprakiet 19, Central Pattaya and stayed there until he was arrested.
The investigation reveals that Mr Mohamad a former Syrian commando soldier had traveled in and out of Thailand for more than four years under the refugee status of the United Nations.He had also worked as a cook in a Pattaya restaurant but had been fired. And was unemployed at the time of the murder, staying with his girl friend.
The cold blooded, deadly stabbing of New Zealander, Mr Charles Jones, World Croquet Federation president took place in a luxury condominium in Pattaya. The police is investigating the CCTV footage.