An American tourist was killed in Thailand's Ao Nang beach on Wednesday after being stabbed twice by musicians from a bar, as result of an altercation over Karaoke singing with the music band.
Bobby Carter, 51, and his son 27-year-old son Adam had visited the 'Little Longhorn Saloon' in the Thai beach town, which advertises 'jamming with the band' as one of its event.
Trouble began when Carter refused to stop singing despite the band taking a break. A heated exchange took place and the Texan demanded his tip back, but the band members went outside.
Soon after, a fight broke outside the nightspot with heated exchanges between the musicians and the father-son duo, which eventually resulted in Carter being stabbed by one of the band members with a sharp metal rod.
Carter died on the way to hospital. His son Adam was also injured after being stabbed on the arm.
The three accused musicians - Sathit Somsa, 40, Ratikorn Romin, 27, and Noppanant Yoddecha, 26, were arrested and questioned by police. The accused have been booked under murder charges.
According to Provincial Police Commander, Nandhadet Yoinon, the trio has confessed to the crime. "The men have taken part in a reenactment and so we have granted them bail... The men have not tried to run away. There has been no attempt to escape," Yoinon said, reported Phuket Wan Tourism News.
Police officials are in the process of interviewing Adam Carter about the incident which would provide leads in the case.
Bobby Carter and his son ran LED Cool Lights business and were enjoying a vacation with friends in Thailand's Ao Nang, a popular tourist destination.