British father ‘who killed wife when she refused sex’ found dead in Thai prison

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British father ‘who killed wife when she refused sex’ found dead in Thai prison

A man who allegedly murdered his wife because she wouldn’t have sex with him has died in prison.

Kevin Smitham’s body was discovered at Ubon Ratchathani Central Prison, in Thailand, last August but authorities have only just publicly confirmed his death.

Smitham, 51, from Nottingham, was found with fatal injuries close to an outbuilding on the perimeter of the prison and died later in prison.

An FCO spokesperson said: ‘Our staff are providing support and advice to the family of a British man who died in Thailand in August 2018, and they remain in touch with the local authorities.’

His death remains a mystery with authorities unable to figure out how he got hurt.

Kevin Smitham, 51, right, and Kanda Smitham, 29, left.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Kevin Smitham, 51, and Kanda Smitham, 29 (Picture: Viral Press)

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - 16/04/2018. Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead having been allegedly kicked to death in a jealous rage by British husband Kevin Smitham.???NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Police and paramedics with the body of Kanda Smitham after she was found dead (Picture: Viral Press)

Smitham was awaiting trial for the murder of his Thai wife Kandra Smitham, 29, on April 15 last year.

The couple, who had two young children together, had been staying with Mrs Smitham’s parents in Ubon Ratchathani, in the northeast of the country, for the Songkran New Year festival.

He was accused of strangling and kicking her to death and then covering her body and going to bed.

Shocked neighbours found her body under a blanket the next day.

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Kevin Smitham, 51, left, and Kanda Smitham, 29, right.??????NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES A British man was arrested today (Mon) after allegedly kicking his wife to death after she refused to have sex with him. Kevin Smitham, 51, had been staying with wife Kanda Smitham, 29, and their parents in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, during the songkran new year holiday. But he is said to have flown into a jealous rage - accusing his wife of cheating on him when she refused to have sex on Sunday evening. Police said he kicked her to death then covered her body with a blanket then calmly went to bed. Shocked neighbours saw the body this morning and called authorities. Police arrived and found fitness fanatic Kanda's body - in only a pair of knickers - on the ground in front of the family's single-storey home this morning at 6.30am. Officers said they found Kevin standing by the side of the building. He allegedly confessed that he had repeatedly kicked Kanda. ??????SEE WIRE FOR FULL COPY -- MORE PICTURES OF SCENE TO FOLLOW

Kevin Smitham allegedly beat Kanda Smitham to death after she refused sex (Picture: Viral Press)

Inspector General Watcharapol Pimwong, who was one of the first officers on the scene of the murder, said: ‘The victim’s husband confessed to killing his wife.

‘He said that he did not mean to kill her.

‘Last night he and his wife had beer until late at night. He went to sleep in the house.

‘During the drinking and eating, suddenly they started arguing because he wanted to have sex.

‘His wife refused and this caused jealousy. He thought that the wife had been courting other men.

‘He said he attack her with his foot, kicked her to face and body several times.

‘The wife ran away from home and fell in front of the house. He left his wife like that by covering the blanket to cover it. Then went to bed.’

The couple had lived together in the popular beach resort of Pattaya on the east coast, where Mrs Smitham was a well-known fitness enthusiast who ran a Facebook page with over 28,000 followers.

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