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Judge says probe yields no evidence

Judge says probe yields no evidence

No evidence was found to incriminate a woman suspected of killing her own mother and stealing more than 370 grams of gold, according to Koh Kong Provincial Court’s investigating judge.

On May 28, Meng Sai, 53, was found hacked to death at her home in Koh Kong province’s Khemarak Phumin town.

Police brought the woman’s neighbour, Chea Mom, in for questioning and her confession led police to arrest the victim’s daughter, Nay Sim, 31, as well as the victim’s son and Sim’s boyfriend.

The four suspects were sent to court on May 31; Chea Mom and Nay Sim were held in police custody under suspicion of premeditated murder.

“I found no incriminatory evidence for Nay Sim . . . apart from the inculpatory answer given by another person,” investigating judge Mim Makara wrote in a letter sent to the minister of justice on June 17.

However, according to Chin Malin, spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, the decision to release a suspect is up to the court’s discretion.

A representative for Adhoc said they will file a complaint asking all charges against Nay Sim be dropped.

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