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US citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife

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Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM MDT
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BANGKOK (AP) - Police in Thailand say they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife.

Police in northern Thailand said 32-year-old Jason Matthew Balzer was arrested in the northern city of Chiang Mai and confessed to killing his wife after becoming angry during an argument.

Police had been alerted to a possible crime when his wife’s mother, who was unable to reach her daughter by phone, went to the couple’s house and found bloodstains.

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