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Father awaits court over grisly crime

The RCAF officer who allegedly strangled his two sons to death on Monday was yesterday sent straight from his hospital recovery bed to the Por Sen Chey police station, where he was charged with intentional murder.

Keov Ladang, 33, was now in pre-trial detention following the murder of his six- and three-year-old sons at his home in Phnom Penh’s Chaom Chao commune, Por Sen Chey district police chief Born Sambath.

Ladang, a member of the engineering unit at the National Ministry of Defense, allegedly followed the act by trying to slit his wrists.

He was allegedly overheard by a neighbour calling his wife and saying: “I must say goodbye to the children and to you.”

“It is clearly intentional murder based on the evidence we found at the scene,” Sambath said.

Police are preparing documents to take legal action against Ladang and say he will be sent to court no later than tomorrow.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khoun Leakhana at leakhana.khoun@phnompenhpost.com

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