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Wife Used Flea Killer To Murder Prince

Associated Press

The young wife of an aging Thai prince has confessed to murdering him by putting liquid flea killer in his coffee, police said Friday.

The 1995 murder of Prince Thitipan Ukol was one of the most sensational crimes in Thai history.

The 60-year-old prince was found in a coma in his Bangkok palace on Aug. 21, 1995. Eight days later, he died of poisoning, an autopsy found.

Suspicion immediately centered on his 25-year-old wife, Mom Chalasai Ukol, better known by her nickname, Look Pla, or Baby Fish.

Look Pla admitted she poured the pesticide into the prince’s coffee at breakfast. She said she did it to escape from his palace, but insisted she had acted alone.

Luk Pla had been adopted by the prince when she was 4 years old, and told newspapers she became his mistress when she was 14.

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