A Bantey Meanchey court yesterday convicted a married couple of killing a schoolteacher whose body was later discovered by children.
Yav Vy was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and her husband, Set Sokhom, was sentenced to 13 years, about nine months after the police found the body of Lor Muysay, who the couple killed during a dispute about money, Banteay Meanchey provincial Judge Ith Samphors said.
The murder occurred on January 28, when Muysay, a teacher at Kot Sot primary and secondary school, visited the couple’s home to confront them about money they owed her, Samphors said.
During the ensuing argument, Vy pulled out a machete and hacked at the back of Muysay’s neck, Samphors said. Sokhom then began beating Muysay with a garden hoe until the woman died.
The couple dragged Muysay’s body to a large, concrete water jar, in which it was later discovered by schoolchildren at play. Police investigating the murder said her head appeared to have been brutally beaten.