A British man was allegedly hacked to death in Thailand by a local who attacked him and his drinking buddy with a sickle because they were making too much noise, according to reports.
John Marcus, 49, and fellow Brit Shaun Dagnan, 54, were attacked while drinking and playing music outside a rented house in Soi Sri Lanka in the early hours Saturday, according to The Times of London.
Marcus, a father of two, later died of neck injuries, while Dagnan remained hospitalized with a broken shoulder and a fractured skull, the paper said.
The two men, both only wearing shorts, were found in a pool of blood outside the house, next to a blood-stained bench and a table covered in beer bottles, the UK paper said.
A sickle was also found at the scene — and police later arrested a 23-year-old local man, Prasut Thipphat, and charged him with murder and attempted murder.
Thippat allegedly has a history of mental illness and told cops he flipped at the men’s noise because he had been struggling to sleep after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, according to local reports cited by The Times.
Evans’ 33-year-old girlfriend, Wassana Muanchit, recalled how she last saw him when he came in to ask her for a beer. A local woman then ran up and repeatedly told her to check on her “husband,” she said.
“When I went out I found out he was dead,” she said of Evans, who had lived in Thailand for about three years.
“I was out of my mind because I loved him so much,” she told local TV, according to The Sun.
She said police later let her confront the accused killer, recalling how she “looked in his eyes” and asked why he killed the “love of her life.”
Dagnan — who also lived with a Thai girlfriend — remembered little of the attack, police interpreter Panjai Chueahor said, according to the UK Times. But he said they had both been friendly with their alleged attacker.
“They knew each other quite well. They would pass and say hello to each other,” the interpreter said.