A YouTube chef has appeared in court accused of chopping up his boyfriend and dumping his head in the sea on a Thai resort island.
Daniel Sancho Bronchalo, 29, appeared in court on Monday after police arrested him for the brutal death and dismemberment of his lover Dr Edwin Arrieta Arteaga, a 44-year old Colombian plastic surgeon.
The pair were on holiday on the southern Thai island of Koh Pha Ngan – famed for its picturesque beaches, laid-back lifestyle and wild “full moon” parties – when an argument over “sex and money” turned deadly, according to local police.
But the officers have said there are signs the grizzly crime was premeditated.
“He admitted it,” Panya Niratimanon, the police chief of Koh Pha Ngan, told AFP.
“The victim and the suspect knew each other before they came to Thailand, and his dubious activities indicate that he might murder the victim.”