Thai Man, Angry At Wife, Facebook Live-Streamed Brutal Murder of 11-Month-Old Daughter Natalie
Thai Man Hangs Baby Girl On Facebook Live
Thailand – A Thai man who was angry because his wife was going to leave him, hung their 11-month-old baby girl Natalie on Facebook Live.
The incident happened on Monday night at an abandoned hotel construction site in Phuket, Thailand, according to the BBC.
The man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, age 21, live-streamed the four-minute long video under the Facebook name of Tonkla Ja, according to The New York Daily News.
The videos showed the father on the roof of a building holding his daughter, then tying a rope around her neck. Wuttisan Wongtalay then dropped the baby over the side of the building. Natalie was wearing a bright pink dress when she was murdered by her father.
Police Captain Jullaus Suvannin told Thai media that “the clip showed the screaming baby while her father attempted to kill her by hanging.” He said that “The baby eventually went quiet, after which Mr. Wuttisan hung himself.” It appears that his point was to inflict as much pain on the mother as possible.
According to Reuters, the two gruesome videos of his daughter’s murder were up for almost 24 hours before being discovered by family members of Wuttisan Wongtalay. Police rushed to the scene but it was too late. Natalie’s lifeless body was hanging beside her father’s.
The videos have since been removed from both Facebook and YouTube after it was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said that “this was an appalling incident, and our hearts go out to the family of the victim.” Family members reported the Facebook videos to Facebook, and the BBC reported the YouTube videos to YouTube.
His wife Jiranuch Triratana said that she had lived with her husband for over a year and that everything had gone well at first. She said that he became violent and began hitting her five-year-old son from a previous marriage.
She said that she thought something was wrong when she found out that he had left home with Natalie, whose nickname was Beta. Jiranuch Triratana set out to look for them but couldn’t find them.
A family member had told Thai media that he had choked his wife and threatened to kill her before leaving their residence with the baby.
Reuters said that the first video of the baby’s murder had 112,000 views before it was removed, and that the second video had 258,000 views before it was removed.
If someone watched either video and did not immediately report it to police, they should be charged with a crime.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the mother of this child.