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Military officer slammed with 12-year sentence

Military officer slammed with 12-year sentence

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced Bun Teng, a military police officer from Region 5, Battambang province, to 12 years in prison and a one million riel ($250) fine for the non-fatal shooting of two victims on February 26.

Phnom Penh Thmey commune chief Chum Saray told The Post that the two victims, who are a couple, were approaching their house in the commune when Teng fired five bullets, with three hitting Soeung Vin, 25, in her shoulder and arm, and one shot hitting Kong Ravin, 30, in his shoulder. He turned himself in in March.

Teng reportedly told the court that his gun accidentally discharged.

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