Jason Matthew Balzer Wiki – Jason Matthew Balzer Biography
Jason Matthew Balzer is a U.S. citizen arrested in Thailand Thursday and confessed to killing his three-month pregnant wife, a Thai citizen, and burying her body in the woods near their home.
Balzer lived with his wife, Pitchaporn Kidchob, 32, in the city of Nan before he said he stabbed her with a knife in a fit of rage when she tried to chase him out of their home. He said he didn’t know Pitchaporn was pregnant.
He is 32 years old.
Police had been alerted to a possible crime when Pitchaporn’s mother, who was unable to reach her daughter by phone, went to the couple’s house and found bloodstains.
Balzer, a programmer, met Pitchaporn in Thailand in 2017. They were married in the U.S… Balzer quit his job, sold all his property, and moved to Nan, the newspaper Thai Rath reported, citing Provincial Police Region 5 commander Prachuab Wongsuk.
According to media reports from Colorado, Balzer has been in previous legal trouble.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported that Balzer, in December 2019, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault in Boulder District Court and was sentenced to two years of probation. It said he had initially been charged with attempted murder and six related charges, but his victim would not testify in court.
The Greeley Tribune reported that Balzer and a second man were stopped by police on Dec. 30 last year in the town of Mead for a possible traffic violation and were found to be transporting 72 guns.
Balzer was arrested for 74 violations of a protection order, two felony counts of possession of an illegal weapon, and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, the report said. He was released from custody after posting bail, it said.
Police in Thailand interrogated Balzer on Friday, and the maximum penalty of the murder charge against him is death.
It was unclear if Balzer had a lawyer representing him. Balzer’s last known residence in the U.S. was in Longmont, Colorado.
Weerachon said Balzer put her body in a rubbish bin that he sealed and buried in the woods about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from their home. Balzer then drove on a motorbike to Chiang Mai, where he was arrested, Weerachon said.