Moroccan national confesses to the murder of a DJ after a party fight in Thailand

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A 37-year-old Moroccan has confessed to the murder of a deejay following a heated argument after a night of partying in Koh Pha-ngan, an island in southeast Thailand that’s renowned for its monthly Full Moon Party.

According to local newspaper The Nation Thailand, the body of 42-year-old Max Hartl was discovered Thursday near his home on Koh Pha-ngan, with severe head and facial injuries.

The suspect, a friend of the victim identified as Anas Rakib, was apprehended Friday and interrogated by senior police officials.

According to Hartl's sister, Martina Shelley, her brother had been hosting a gathering with friends before the incident. She suspects an argument may have escalated, leading to the tragedy.

Deputy police chief Pol Colonel Sirichai Suksart confirmed Rakib's confession, stating the two men had been drinking together at Hartl's residence before the altercation. Rakib claims he wanted to leave but was stopped by the victim, resulting in a physical fight outside. He alleges using a metal object from Hartl's truck to inflict fatal injuries.

Sirichai emphasized that Rakib is the sole suspect and that investigations are ongoing to solidify murder charges.

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