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Probe into woman’s murder reopened

Hong Kalydin, 35, is led to court by police yesterday. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered the reinvestigation of his girlfriend's murder in October 2014.
Hong Kalydin, 35, is led to court by police yesterday. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered the reinvestigation of his girlfriend's murder in October 2014. Hong Menea

Probe into woman’s murder reopened

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has ordered a reinvestigation into the case of a 28-year-old police recruit accused of murdering his 20-year-old girlfriend after her body was discovered floating face-down in the capital’s Tonle Sap river last October.

Hong Kalydin, a fresh Ministry of Interior recruit who also fixed and sold computers, will be reinvestigated in connection to the murder of Song Davin due to lack of evidence, the judge ruled yesterday.

“Based on the hearings and because this case was very complicated, the court decided to transfer this case for reinvestigation,” said presiding judge Veng Huoth.

Huoth ordered police experts to obtain a report of any sperm on the victim, along with providing secret phone recordings between the pair and further witness testimonies.

Davin’s body was found on October 7, two days after she disappeared. On October 13, Kalydin was arrested in connection with the murder.

At trial, Kalydin admitted to being in a relationship with Davin, but denied having anything to do with her death.

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