DRUNKEN SPEECH INCITES MURDER
Tab Tangki, 23, Pam Thin, 22, and Un Ex, 19, were arrested on Monday for the murder of Dom Saman, 25, in Banteay Meanchey's Monkol Borei district. The victim had been drinking with the perpetrators on Sunday night and had angered them with a drunken speech, leading them to later beat him in the head, arms and stomach while he was sleeping in a nearby hut.
SECOND STORY FALL ONTO BRICKS DEADLY
Construction worker Cheng San, 45, suffered fatal injuries on Monday when he fell from the second story of a building he was working on in Samnang 12 area of Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district. Eyewitnesses said he was trying to climb up the side of the building to sleep on the second floor when he fell, landing on a pile of broken bricks beneath.
VIETNAMESE COUPLE ON MURDER CHARGE
Ngean Vaimin, 44, and his wife Chan Pov, 31, were arrested over the death of Yeam Ra, 37, on Sunday in Bavet Kandal village in Svay Rieng's Chantrea district. Police said Yeam Ra died instantly after being stabbed with a knife below the left breast following an argument with the Vietnamese couple over the theft of their chicken.
FATHER ASKS POLICE TO ARREST HIS SON
Heang Yi, 21, was arrested on Monday after a police complaint filed by his own father, a deputy administrative police officer in Kandal province. Heang Yi had been served a court order for attempted murder back in April 6, 2005, but had not returned home, instead continuing to commit misdemeanours with a local gang.
MOTO SMASH KILLS ONE, INJURES FOUR
One man died and four others were seriously injured when their Suzuki Smash and Honda Wave motorbikes crashed head-on on Sunday in Svay Park village in Phnom Penh's Russey Keo district.
POLICEMAN DIES EN ROUTE TO ACCIDENT
Police officer Chhoun Chhang, 41, died from injuries sustained after a crash with another bike on Monday in Trapeang Krasung village in Kandal's Angsnuol district. Chhoun Chhang was racing to the scene of another traffic accident when he crashed. Three other passengers were seriously hurt in the accident.