In a case that has stunned the nation, the one-time spouse of Mr. Songsak Songsaeng, a suspect accused of perpetrating the horrific crime of killing five of his kids from two marriages, has been taken into custody as authorities continue their investigations. Jessada Meepian, a 33-year-old woman and the second wife of the alleged murderer, found herself on the way to the Central Women’s Correctional Institute following her appearance in the Criminal Court.
In light of further evidence and witness testimonies that urgently need to be scrutinized, the court authorized the police request to detain her for an initial span of 12 days. This is pending the attention to 10 additional witnesses and anticipated forensic results. Absence of bail applications from Ms. Jessada or her family solidified her incarceration.
The cloud of dread surrounding Ms. Jessada pertains to her suspected involvement in four deaths, resulting in a battery of five charges against her. These include acting as an accomplice in provoking serious injuries leading to death, aiding a suspect in evading punishment, and altering crime scenes and corpses to impede proper criminal investigations and autopsies.
Mr. Songsak, a 46-year-old man currently also in detention with his fourth wife, Sunan Nahuanin, made the horrific confession during questioning that he had been responsible for the demise of four sons borne by Ms. Jessada. The heinous crime spree came to light when a renowned social media influencer initiated a rescue operation to assist two girls rumoured to be victims of their father’s violence.
As the case unfolded, it was revealed that Mr. Songsak, together with Ms. Sunan, had inflicted such brutal torment on their two-year-old daughter that she tragically lost her life. Her body was chillingly discovered, buried and concealed under concrete, at Ms. Sunan’s residence.
Further probing unveiled a pattern of abuse aimed at the children born to Ms. Jessada, including allegations linked to the killing of four sons. As details emerged of the horrific events that transpired in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018, Mr. Songsak chillingly confessed to despising the sound of children crying that he had chosen the gruesome path of fatal violence imposed on boys.
According to police, a plethora of evidence pointing towards Ms. Jessada’s complicity in these unspeakable acts has been uncovered. It seems that a continuous cycle of physical abuse, resulting in convulsions and eventually death, was followed by the casual disposal of the victims in plastic bags or isolated areas.
In another disturbing revelation, the surviving daughter shared how her mother was actively involved in the physical abuse of her and her siblings. The police’s grim discoveries of the buried bodies and several human bones reiterate the grisly nature of these crimes.
Despite admitting to the physical abuse of her children and disposing of the bodies, Ms. Jessada consequently denied participating in the murders during the questioning.
As the trial continues, another of Mr. Songsak’s former wives expressed shock and distress over the allegations. Identified as Jittra, she disclosed details about her own abusive relationship with the alleged murderer, including physical assaults and bouts of intense jealousy. Bereft of children in her past union, Jittra is currently content in her new life with a family in Prachuap Khiri Khan and is actively seeking a legal severance from Mr. Songsak.