Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E117: Somkid Pumpuang

April 15, 2021

This week Beth and Wendy talk about Somkid Pumpuang, a Thai serial killer who murdered 5 women, was sentenced to life, but released in 2019 for good behavior. This turned out to be not such a great idea.

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Articles/Websites

Ngamkham, Wassayos; Natanri, Chakkrapan. (12/16/2019). Police hunt 'Jack the ripper' over Khon Kaen murder. Bangkok Post. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1817409/police-hunt-jack-the-ripper-over-khon-kaen-murder

Thai PBS World. (12/16/2019). Manhunt on for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” after fresh murder in Khon Kaen. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.thaipbsworld.com/manhunt-on-for-thailands-jack-the-ripper-after-fresh-murder-in-khon-kaen/

Burton, Jack. (12/19/2019). Paroled Thai serial killer “Jack the Ripper” spotted by two students before arrest. The Thaiger. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://thethaiger.com/news/north-east/paroled-thai-serial-killer-jack-the-ripper-spotted-by-two-students-before-arrest

Murderpedia. (n.d.). Somkhid Phumphuang. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/phumphuang-somkhid.htm

BBC News. (12/19/2019). Somkid Pumpuang: Thai serial killer spotted on train thanks to scar. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50851353

Bangkok Post. (08/24/2012). Serial sex killer loses appeal. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/309212/jack-the-ripper-stays-detained

Flynn, Meagan. (12/20/2019). A serial killer was released from prison on ‘good behavior.’ It was a big mistake, Thai officials now say. The Washington Post. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/20/thai-serial-killer-somkid-pumpuang-kills-again-after-released-good-behavior/

Tangprasert, Prasit. (12/18/2019). Mark on forehead leads to arrest of serial killer. Bangkok Post. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1819039/mark-on-forehead-leads-to-arrest-of-serial-killer

Sivasomboon, Busaba. (12/18/2019). Thai serial killer, released from prison, arrested again. The Associated Press. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://apnews.com/article/81df8ecf01da0f92949def1a9d2ceeb4

Ngamkham, Wassayos. (12/20/2019). 'Ripper' claims 'fit of rage' led to murder. Bangkok Post. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1819879/ripper-claims-fit-of-rage-led-to-murder

AsiaOne. (12/16/2019). Thai serial killer murders another woman after early release from jail. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.asiaone.com/asia/thai-serial-killer-murders-another-woman-after-early-release-jail

Boonbandit, Tappanai. (12/17/2019). Serial Killer “Kid The Ripper’ Stirs Debate On Royal Pardon. Khaosod English. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2019/12/17/serial-killer-kid-the-ripper-stirs-debate-on-royal-pardon/

Video

The Masseuse Murders. Crime & Investigation.
https://youtu.be/JFTNkXWKbH0

History

Meeke, Kieran. (12/06/2016). Thailand's history, culture and traditions. Saga. Retrieved 04/09/2021 from https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/travel/destinations/asia/thailand/thailand-history-and-culture

Everything Everywhere. (n.d.). 17 Interesting Facts About Thailand. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://everything-everywhere.com/8-facts-about-thailand/

Lonely Planet. (n.d.). The Sex Industry in Thailand. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand/bangkok/background/other-features/b9e4d08a-a917-4bbb-8329-656c5e62bdd6/a/nar/b9e4d08a-a917-4bbb-8329-656c5e62bdd6/357640

Asia Highlights. (n.d.). Sukhothai Kingdom. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand/sukhothai-kingdom

Asia Highlights. (n.d.). Thailand History. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand/history

Encyclopedia Britannica. (n.d.). History of Thailand. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Thailand

Kislenko, Arne. (2004). A Not So Silent Partner: Thailand's Role in Covert Operations, Counter-Insurgency, and the Wars in Indochina. UNB Libraries. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcs/article/view/292/465

Wikipedia contributors. (08/29/2020). Thailand in the Vietnam War. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04/10/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thailand_in_the_Vietnam_War&oldid=975676831

Culture Atlas. (n.d.). Thai Culture: Naming. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://culturalatlas.sbs.com.au/thai-culture/thai-culture-naming

Thai 2 English. (n.d.). The crazy world of Thai nicknames. Retrieved 04/11/2021 from https://www.thai2english.com/learn/the-crazy-world-of-thai-nicknames

How Not to Get Murdered

Anti-Asian Violence Resources
https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/

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