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Man confesses to knife murder of army major

Mei Kimhong sits at a police station in Phnom Penh yesterday after he was arrested for murder. National Police
Mei Kimhong sits at a police station in Phnom Penh yesterday after he was arrested for murder. National Police

Man confesses to knife murder of army major

Police yesterday arrested a 21-year-old man over the murder of a major with the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday in the capital’s Tuol Kork district.

Sderng Sarith, police chief for the Phsar Depot I commune, said Mei Kimhong confessed to the crime, adding that he killed the victim, Ly Davy, because she was rude and insulted him.

“The arrest was made after the authorities checked security camera [footage] from a villager living nearby, and they saw the suspect stabbing the victim,” Sarith confirmed.

On seeing the suspect in the footage, police arrested Kimhong, who confessed during interrogation.

According to Kimhong’s confession, he disliked Davy because she looked down on him and would spit in his direction every time she passed him. This behavior, he said, aggravated him and he had been planning to kill her for some time.

The police accounts show that Davy was headed to the market to buy food, when Kimhong, riding his motorcycle, stabbed her in the back with a knife, only to make a quick escape once nearby villagers were alerted to the incident.

Kimhong, who is a mathematics student at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, has been charged with intentional murder and is currently being held in the Tuol Kork district police station.

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