Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man guilty of in-law’s murder

Man guilty of in-law’s murder

Man guilty of in-law’s murder

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge found a man guilty of intentional murder, after he confessed to strangling his brother-in-law who had drawn the defendant’s resentment through drunken arguments over several years.

Chrin Chry, a 26-year-old motodop, yesterday asked for leniency in his sentencing, after confessing to using a shirtsleeve to strangle Song Sey, 35, to death, in the heat of one of their numerous disputes.

The incident occurred in the capital’s Russei Keo district on September 26.

“The reason I strangled him to death is because he always created trouble with me every time he was drinking with me and got drunk; he also always hit my head when he was drunk,” Chry said in court yesterday. “I now acknowledge my mistake, and would like to ask the court to reduce my sentence.”

Judge Im Vanak’s verdict means he now faces a prison sentence of between 10 and 15 years.

The court will hand down Chry’s sentence for his conviction on the morning of April 24, Vanak said yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • Chinese living in Kingdom more than doubles since ’17

    The number of Chinese nationals living in Cambodia this year has increased to more than 210,000. The figure rose from last year’s 100,000, the newly appointed Secretary of State Sok Phal confirmed yesterday. He said: “Of the 210,000, more than 78,000 are living in Preah Sihanouk [province], but