Murder suspect caught after 7-year hiatus
Police in Mondulkiri’s Pech Chreada district arrested a 60-year-old man suspected in a Kampot province murder case dating back to 2004. Police said the man had killed a couple in Kampot and then fled to Mondulkiri to live in hiding. Police identified him as the main suspect in the murder and said that he managed to avoid detection by becoming a layman in a pagoda. After he was apprehended he allegedly confessed to the murders. Police have sent him to Kampot provincial court.
Son kills father over drunken argument
A 21-year-old man was arrested after he killed his father in Prey Veng’s Kampong Trabek district on Friday. Police said the son was intoxicated and became angry with his father for criticising his alcohol intake and lack of employment. The situation escalated and the suspect stabbed his father three times with a knife, killing him instantly. Police have since sent the man to court.
Husband stabs wife’s friend in jealous rage
A 43-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed another man in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Sunday. Police said the man was jealous of the victim who he believed loved his wife. Residents immediately apprehended the suspect and turned him over to police. The victim was sent to hospital and claimed the allegations against him were false and that he had just befriended the man’s wife. Police added that the suspect frequently abuses his wife and has since been sent to court.
Hit-and-run kills boy; driver remains at large
An 8-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident along National Road 5 in Battambang’s Moung Russei district on Sunday. Police said a car travelling from Phnom Penh to Battambang province was driving extremely fast and struck the boy as he was crossing the road, killing him instantly. The boy had been fishing and was returning home when the accident occurred. The driver of the car escaped and police are trying to determine the identity of the driver to compensate the victim’s family.
Robbery thwarted by police as one escapes
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district arrested a 23-year-old man involved in an attempted robbery on Sunday. The victim said that while he was driving his motorbike, two men on another motorbike stopped in front of him and demanded his ring, watch and money. They attempted to escape but the victim shouted for help and nearby police apprehended one of the suspects, while the other one managed to escape. Police have since sent the suspect to court.