HUSBAND SUSPECTED OVER WIFE'S MURDER
Police in Siem Reap province said Soeum Prean, 46, killed his wife Lor La, 36, the mother of his five children, with two cuts to the neck on Saturday. The killing took place in Boeung Mealea village in Siem Reap's Svay Leu district and is believed to be the result of jealousy over a suspected affair the husband believed his wife was conducting with another man, police said. Soeum Prean has fled the village and remains on the run.
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN 3-YEAR-OLD MURDER
Long Rin, 32, was arrested Saturday by Korng Pissei district police in Popeil village, Ang Popeil commune, Kampong Speu province, for allegedly killing another man nearly three years ago. The detained is accused of stabbing to death a man known only as Ray, 40, from Prey Sbath village, Veal commune, Lrong Pissei district, on July 15, 2006. He is believed to have fled the village after the killing but returned recently and was arrested, police said.
QUICK-THINKING MOTO TAXI FOILS ROBBERY
A Vietnamese national, Rin Viet Leuy, 26, was arrested on Sunday while trying to rob motorbike taxi driver Porn Phanith in front of a police station in Prey Sar village, Phnom Penh. The suspect and an accomplice hired the taxi driver, but while they were trying to take a knife out of their bag to rob him, the driver sped into the police station. The accomplice jumped off the bike and escaped, while Rin Viet Leuy was arrested.
MUSLIM MOTO TAXI DRIVER ROBBED
A Muslim motorbike taxi driver, Saleh Vandy, 21, was robbed of his motorbike and stabbed with a sharpened steel bar on Sunday by two attackers who hired him in Anlong Kngan village, Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh. The victim was taken by police to Calmette Hospital with severe injuries.
MISSING GIRL'S BODY FOUND IN K SPEU
The decaying body of a deceased girl was found Saturday on a hillside in Trapaing Chor commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu province, after she had been missing for eight days. She was last seen taking her cattle out to graze. Police identified the girl as Moeun Toeu, 11, from Khlaoch village Trapaing Chor commune, and said she was likely raped and murdered.