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Three imprisoned for murder of official

Three imprisoned for murder of official

Kampong Cham provincial court sentenced three men yesterday who were convicted of murder, after the court found that they had plotted to kill anti-drug official Yuok Rathmony in January last year. Yuok Ratanak, the victim’s brother, said yesterday that Judge Chea Vannak had sentenced in absentia Chhorn Sochea, 29, to 17 years in prison and 18-year-old Loek Narith to 18 years. Soum Poly, 29, received a 15-year sentence. He added that the men were ordered pay 40 million riel (US$9,747) to the victim’s wife. “I still found the punishment too minor,” Yuok Ratanak said. He said that Chhorn Sochea, who escaped after being released on bail in November, was arrested on January 16 last year after it was found that he bought a gun used to shoot Youk Rathmony on January 4. Suom Poly, a driver in the plot, was arrested three days later while the shooter, Loek Narith, escaped.

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