Banteay Meanchey provincial police on Sunday arrested a man for killing his ex-wife in Malai district’s Malai commune before fleeing to Pursat province. The suspect was sent to court the same day.
Banteay Meanchey provincial felony bureau chief Phoeung Mansoeng said Toung Tha, 47, hit his ex-wife Klork Thanh, 43, with a hammer before suffocating her to death with a pillow.
The incident followed a heated quarrel in Trasek Chrum village on Friday. He said the pair were both alcoholics and often fought due to jealousy.
He said Mansoeng had been charged by an investigating judge with murder. “The prosecutor is still questioning the suspect.