A dramatic update now on the recent murder of a New Zealand man in his Jomtien apartment. On Saturday afternoon at the Jomtien Complex Condotel, where the reported murder took place, Police Lieutenant General Tanae, Commissioner of Region 2 Police attended a disturbing and graphic reconstruction of the alleged murder of Mr. Charles Edmund Jones, the President of the World Croquet Federation and well-known sports figure in New Zealand, who had just started a six week holiday here in Thailand. The prime suspect in the case is Mr. Mohamad Shanar Ryad aged 21, a former Commando in the Syrian Army who is a UN registered refugee who fled to Thailand following the recent uprising in his home country. He was working as a chef in a Lebanese Restaurant in South Pattaya close to the VC Hotel when he claims he met Mr. Jones. Mr. Ryad claims that Mr. Jones invited him to his rented apartment in Jomtien for the purpose of smoking Marijuana. On the night of 22nd August he joined Mr. Jones for a third time however the night ended in death caused by a bizarre turn-of-events as described by the suspect. He claimed that Mr. Jones picked up a knife and demanded the pair engage in anal sex. An argument followed, during which, Mr. Ryad was able to turn the knife on Mr. Jones who literally stabbed himself with the assistance of Mr. Ryad and his Commando training. During the altercation Mr. Jones was repeatedly stabbed in his neck and upper body. All this was demonstrated by the suspect during the reconstruction. Mr. Ryad then claimed to have changed his shirt and fled to his Thai Girlfriends room in Soi 19 off Pattaya Third Road where he was arrested on Friday Night. Following the murder, Mr. Ryad is also accused of stealing Mr. Jones’s Laptop Computer, wrist watch and mobile phone which have not been recovered as yet. The suspect has now been charged with murder and awaits trial.