WOMEN JAILED FOR KILLING HUSBAND
Heng Sreynoch, 31, was sent to jail by Kampong Cham provincial court on Sunday after she killed her husband Cheng Mengkhoeun, 39, by beating him on the back of the head with a stick. San Sopheap, chief of the penal police office, alleged that two nights before, Cheng Mengkhoeun came home drunk and cursed his wife and her mother, causing her to take a stick and beat him to death. San Sopheap said Heng Sreynoch did not confess to the crime, saying her husband’s death was from poisoning, but police had investigated and found that she was responsible.
ROBBER CLAIMS VICTIM FORCE SEX
Ya Koeun, 20, was arrested on Saturday after he robbed a 48-year-old woman and banged her head until she died on September 7 at Bosh village, in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong district. Sun Kong, chief of the provincial penal police office, said that after the arrest, Ya Koeun confessed that he killed the woman by bashing her head with the corner of a bag because he got angry with the woman when she forced him to have sex with her two times that night. But Sun Kong said the confession from the suspect was false, and he killed the woman after robbing her because they knew each other from the village.
FORTUNE-TELLER PROMPTS HANGING
Nuth Measdara, 22, took poison and then hanged herself near her house in Koh Phos village, in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Saturday. Her parents said Nuth Measdara was upset when she learned that she could not marry a man she had loved for years because a fortune teller warned that both of their birthdays were not auspicious and that she could not marry him. The couple had been living as husband and wife.
GOLD ROBBERY LANDS THREE IN THE CLINK
Three gangsters were handcuffed and sent to jail on Monday after they used an ax to steal a small amount of gold from a woman at a rice field in Prahot village, in Daun Keo district, Takeo province. Chey Ben, Traing district police chief, said that the victim was Bou Chan, 18, and identified the three gangers as Thok Mit, 17, Thok Sao, 20, and Chan Vy, 15. Police said that they have confessed to the robbery and using an ax to threaten the woman. They said that the woman’s earrings were sold at Takeo market for 60,000 riels (US$15), leading to their arrest six hours later.