Thai Man Kills Lover, Decapitates Her Child
5-year-old stuffed into four plastic bags
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 4:55 AM CDT
Siriphong Kanchannaniwitt holds a fake gun for crime reenactment in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. The reenactment was part of his confession.   (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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(Newser) – A man in Bangkok has confessed to murdering his lover and then shooting and dismembering her 5-year-old child, setting off a media frenzy in Thailand. The child's body parts were found in a deserted housing project, stuffed into four separate plastic bags. They were discovered by a garbage man on Monday, who first opened the bag that contained the head. The suspect, who police allowed to hold a press conference, said he committed the murders after his lover pressured him to kill one of her ex-husbands.