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Court hears Chinese gambler’s death case

Phnom Penh Municipal Court this week will hear the case of an alleged accomplice in the 2010 murder of Chinese gambler Zou Jian Chang at Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino, said the defendant’s attorney.

According to Kao Soupha, defence lawyer for He Ming Chai, victim Zou Jian Chang, 44, was killed in his room at NagaWorld Hotel on November 18, 2010, after borrowing roughly $3,000 from friends, then losing it at the casino.

According to the prosecution’s case file, the accused went to gamble with Zou on the afternoon of November 15, and was joined by Wu Wen Hsing and Qian Yue Fei – both of whom were charged in absentia over Zou’s murder, having already escaped.

The victim borrowed US$3,000 from Wu, the document states, and after several hours the group parted ways.

Three days later, Zou was found dead in his room, and three days after that, He was arrested.

The trial begins on Thursday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at reaksmeykongkea.buth@phnompenhpost.com

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