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Banteay Meanchey man in jail over murder allegations

A man who was arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Saturday on suspicion of hacking his father to death will be charged in court today, according to police.

Man Thy, deputy chief of O’Chrou district police, said 33-year-old Heang Koy was arrested at his Boeung Seila village home on Saturday after allegedly killing his father, Moun Heang, 59.

“The father was constructing a palm leaf wall and the son was being disturbed [from sleep] by his work, so he shouted at the father,” Thy said.

“Then the suspect took a stick to hit his father on the neck . . . and took a machete to cut his arms and legs.”

Following the fatal attack, Koy allegedly fled from the family home but was later apprehended by police, Thy said.

He added that Koy had confessed to the murder under police questioning, and would be sent to Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court to be formally charged today.

“He confessed to the crime, because he said he was angry with his father for always blaming him,” he said.

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