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Suspect jailed in robbery of slain family

Suspect jailed in robbery of slain family

A MAN accused of involvement in the robbery of three family members who were brutally murdered last week has been sent to Prey Sar prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court, police said yesterday.

The three victims – 16-year-old Ry Nalin and her parents, 52-year-old Ry Saron and 46-year-old Ne Sovannary – were found in their home in Chamkarmon district’s Village 7 on Tuesday with their hands tied and their throats cut. The house had been robbed.

Meanchey district police inspector Hy Narin said Sok Lin, 35, was arrested at the border of Meanchey district and Kandal’s Kien Svay district roughly 12 hours after the murders. He was sent to court for questioning after being accused of stealing and conspiring in the robbery.

“I just know that Sok Lin has been detained in Prey Sar prison by the court, but I do not know what charges the court has brought against him,” he said.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court officials could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Hy Narin said Sok Lin denied involvement in the robbery that night, although he did confess to stealing from the family on previous occasions.

Police on Tuesday apprehended another 10 men – who all live in Meanchey’s Chak Angre Leu commune – suspected of involvement in the killings, but they were released on Friday without charge, Hy Narin said.

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