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Convict suspected of killings

A convict recently released from prison is back in custody after he allegedly shot and killed two military police officers in an act of revenge on July 13 in Stung Treng province.

Brigadier General Or Borin, a provincial military police commander, said yesterday that the suspect, 42-year-old farmer Keng Teng, who also goes by the name Phorn, was arrested on July 17 while travelling home.

The suspect reportedly lives in Chey Udom commune’s Thmey village in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district.

Or Borin said that Keng Teng was recently released after serving a six-year prison sentence for robbery in Stung Treng province’s Siem Pang district.

The two victims were Bun Vin Vila, a 29-year-old military police officer, and Chan Boheng, a national intervention military police officer. They were allegedly gunned down by Keng Teng in Siem Pang district.  

“The shooting was an act of revenge against the two military officers who had previously arrested the suspect for illegally smuggling timber. The suspect said he had plotted the shooting two weeks in advance,” claimed  Or Borin. Adhoc investigator Hou Sam Ol said that it was one of the most brutal acts of revenge he had seen.

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