JULY 29: Six people escaped after killing Seang Samang, 43, while he was sleeping
at midnight at his house in Mouk Kras village, Kampong Cham province. Samang's wife
told police the six forced and opened the front door of the house and shot her husband
four times with an AK-47 then escaped after stealing a mobile phone. Police said
robbery was not a reason for the murder, it is a revenge attack as Samang had recently
argued with people.
JULY 31: 48, Tim Vanarin, a military colonel at the Ministry of Defense, was
found dead in the early morning on the sidewalk of National Road 5 in Boeng Por village,
Kampong Chhnang province. Vanarin had been chopped many times with a knife. Police
said revenge attack was likely the motivation of the killing rather than robbery
as Vanarin recently told people that someone threatened to kill him. Police are looking
for a Land Cruiser because people had seen the car parked there the previous night.
Police are looking for a man who escaped after they arrested six people.
AUGUST 2: Sriv Chansy, 18, was arrested for a murder he committed in Kampong
Thkol village, Kandal province. Police said Chansy killed Yoeun Vong, 21, while stealing
a cucumber. Vong was chopped from behind his neck with a heavy knife while sitting
in a hammock and eating a cucumber.
AUGUST 3: Police arrested Kheav Thavy, 23, after he killed a woman, Kong Yean,
71, during an afternoon robbery in Kauk Pring commune, Svay Reang province. Police
said Thavy killed Yean then cut her head off with a heavy knife after stealing 2
chi of her gold earrings. Police said Meas Yin, who is Thavy's mother, was also arrested
as she organized the murder.
AUGUST 3: Cham Chheng, 27, was arrested after injuring his wife, Chap Poch,
27, during a nighttime argument in Bos Tasoam village, Kampong Thom province. Police
said Chheng stabbed Poch seven times with a knife when he was drunk.
AUGUST 4: The body of Neng Sokhoeun, 36, was found around 9pm in a canal in
Prey Svay village, Prey Veng province. Police said Sokhoeun died of massive head
injury as he was beaten with a hoe while going to a lake fishing. Police suspected
revenge attack was the motivation of the killing because nothing was stolen.