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Arrest made in 8-year-old murder case

A man who was suspected of murdering his former father-in-law eight years ago was arrested on Sunday in Battambang province and sent to court yesterday, police said.

Provincial deputy police chief Chet Vanny said yesterday that suspect Nov Sam Oeun, 44, was arrested by the Bavel district police for allegedly shooting his first wife’s father in 2003.

“He is charged with intentional murder,” Vanny said.

Dy Sareth, Bavel’s police chief, said that the suspect was picked up while driving a rice truck to Koh Louch village in Bovel district’s Ampil Pram Doeum commune.

Sam Oeun stands accused of shooting victim Hoeun Houn, the father of his ex-wife, after he forced him to leave the house on November 21, 2003, following the suspect’s divorce with his daughter.

According to Sareth, the victim had told his relatives that his son-in-law was the murderer before he died.

The suspect was living with his second wife in Lvea village in Bovel district when he was arrested.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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