Officers searched her daughter's mobile phone and found the young woman had corresponded with two men about killing her mother
Kanchana, a mother-of-two, confessed to police she had arranged the attempted murder so she could inherit her mother's assets
A woman tried to murder her mum so she could use her life insurance payout to bail her boyfriend out of jail, according to reports.
Kanchana Srisung, 25, hired two hit men to shoot her mother Ueamduean Srisung, 55, in the BuengKum distrcit of Bangkok, Thailand.
Ueamduean was on her way home riding a bicycle when she was shot in the chest on June 22.
The 55-year-old was rushed to hospital and spent more than a month in a coma.
She managed to recover from the ordeal and report the matter to police.
Officers searched her daughter's mobile phone and found the young woman had corresponded with two men about killing her mother.
Kanchana said she paid them 200,000 baht to commit the crime.
Police arrested alleged shooter Prachern Krabinrot, 40, and getaway driver Dao Chaengpradith, 35, on Saturday afternoon.
Kanchana, a mother-of-two, confessed to police she had arranged the attempted murder so she could inherit her mother's assets.
Three men were charged with attempted murder and two of them were also charged with illegal firearms offences.
Kanchana said: "My boyfriend was in prison for drugs and I needed money for bailing him out.
"I hired Parchern and Dao for 200,000 baht to kill my mother expecting to inherit her fortune as I knew that my mother has three life insurance policies and owns a lot of land in the northern countryside which could be worth more than 10m baht."
Kanchana's grandmother, Pom, 80, said this was not the first instance the 25-year-old had tried to murder Ueamduean.
Pom said: "This was not the first time my granddaughter attempted to kill my daughter.
"My daughter was shot before in January but luckily that time the gun misfired."
Ueamduean, who has now recovered in hospital, said she would forgive her daughter but will not visit her in prison.
She said: "I did not contact the police after the first attempt because I felt sorry for my daughter for making a mistake.
"But this time I felt insecure living out here with my daughter waiting to kill me. I can forgive her but I will not visit her in prison. I will let the police do their job."
Police Major Daoloi Muendej said they believe that the girl was pressured into the crime by her boyfriend.
The police chief said: "Even though Kanchana has confessed, we still need further investigations because she has no crime record.
"We suspect that Kanchana's boyfriend might have forced her to do this."
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