Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police say grisly slaying planned out

Police say grisly slaying planned out

Police say grisly slaying planned out

Police yesterday released additional details about the case of a Phnom Penh man and his mistress accused of slashing the throat of the man’s pregnant wife, saying the killing was a premeditated act carried out in tandem by the two suspects.

Deputy Phnom Penh municipal police chief Chuon Narin said yesterday that husband Si Lou Henglong, 32, had allegedly prepped the murder of his wife, Chou Ly Chou, by leaving gloves, a murder weapon and a key to the home’s safe for his mistress, Sovann Voleak, 22, to use while he left the house.

“Based on the suspects’ answers and the evidence gathered by police, we have decided to charge them with premeditated murder,” Narin said.

The pair is expected to be sent to court today, he added.

Narin said Henglong had unlocked the doors of his Meanchey district home, including the one to his wife’s bedroom. He then allegedly placed the keys to his safe on a table before stashing a motorcycle basket containing a pair of gloves and a knife under his house for Voleak to find.

After Henglong left the house while his wife slept, Narin continued, Voleak arrived and allegedly used the gloves and knife to slash and stab Ly Chou in the throat, then made off with several pieces of jewellery and about $6,800 in cash.

MOST VIEWED

  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community. The rodents are the most important members of a special team, leading

  • Hun Sen’s China visit ‘a good opportunity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Beijing on Sunday to discuss economic and trade issues presents a good opportunity for the Kingdom to strengthen Chinese ties and counter punitive measures by the West, an analyst says. The prime minister’s four-day official visit to

  • Former chief bodyguard receives royal pardon

    The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.

  • PM warns EU and opposition on 34th anniversary of his rule

    HUN Sen reached the milestone of 34 years as Cambodian prime minister on Monday and used the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ring road around Phnom Penh to tell the international community that putting sanctions on the Kingdom meant killing the opposition. “Please don’t forget