CONVICTION UPHELD IN WIFE-KILLING
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a 35-year-old man found guilty of killing his wife in a guesthouse in Takeo’s Kirivong district in October 2008. Chhey Mao was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison by Takeo provincial court in March 2009. Police said he was arrested a few days after he killed his wife, 30-year-old Nath Saroeun.
DOCTOR ACCUSED IN PATIENT'S DEATH
A doctor’s lack of experience may have doomed a 55-year-old Chinese man who died in a private clinic in 7 Makara district on Monday, police said. The doctor says the man died of a heart attack, but the victim’s family said he might not have died if the clinic had sent him to Calmette Hospital immediately. Three doctors have been questioned by police in relation to the death.
STREET VENDOR KILLED IN BATTAMBANG
Police in Battambang province’s Koakrala district said a 35-year-old female street vendor was killed on Sunday. Right before the killing, a customer had wanted to buy some salt from the victim. When the vendor did not return from retrieving the salt inside her house, the customer pushed the door open and saw that the victim had been stabbed to death. Her body was found lying on a bed. Police have no suspects.
FOUR ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS
Four people were detained in Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh, Monday after police accused them of selling and using drugs. Police said the accused are known for selling drugs to kids in the community, and that neighbours had expressed concerns about their children beginning to use drugs instead of going to school. The four suspects will be sent to provincial court, police said.
SIBLINGS DROWN IN PURSAT LAKE
Two siblings, a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old from Pursat province’s Kandeang district, drowned in a lake on Monday, according to their parents. Their mother said that the two children swam out into deep water, and that no one had been around to save them. Their bodies were found by the mother and have since been sent to the local pagoda.