At the urging of his mother, Jirawat Kongtatao, 21, surrendered to Phuket City police about 6.10pm with five friends and confessed to the killing of a man he said was a friend.
PHUKET: An illegal taxi driver was stabbed to death in a Phuket road today after being pursued by a gang of youths.
The man's body was found in Yaowarat Road outside the Samkong Shrine about 3.30am, with the knife still in his chest.
A watch left behind by one of his attackers was nearby.
Witnesses told Phuket City police they saw about 10 youths pursue Triranan Pongkrathin, 29, from an internet cafe on the other side of the Samkong t-junction intersection.
Khun Triranan, who drives an illegal taxi in Karon on Phuket's west coast. fled on his motorcycle with the youths in pursuit and was stabbed as he rode.
Police have been told that Khun Triranan was at the internet cafe when he got into a dispute with someone he knew.
He hit the person with a bottle before taking off.
His body is now at Vachira Phuket Hospital, which is also in Yaowarat Road, Phuket City.