Police Blotter: 28 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 28 Dec 2009

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DEATH HAPPENED ‘BY CHANCE’: GANGSTERS
They didn’t mean to kill anyone; they were just drunk. That’s the claim from a group of seven gangsters accused of murder after a 21-year-old man was chopped to death last Tuesday. The killers said they didn’t intend to harm anyone and that it happened by chance because they were drunk, police said. The victim’s brother reported hearing the victim’s screams for help, but by the time he reached his brother, he was already dead.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

GIRL HACKED TO DEATH IN HOME INVASION
A woman from Battambang province was arrested last week after allegedly killing a 14-year-old girl by chopping her more than 50 times in what police are calling a robbery. It happened last week in Bavel 2 commune, when the girl was home alone. Police said the woman, 23, attacked the girl while the victim’s mother was away at the market selling goods. The woman allegedly made off with thousands of dollars and jewellery. Police sent the case to court last week.
DEUM AMPIL

MAN HOSPITALISED TWICE IN SAME DAY
Police say a 30-year-old man from Kampong Speu province was mugged last week while he was on his way home to his village from a local referral hospital. The man said three gangsters assaulted him, hitting him twice on his wrists with a stick, forcing his family members to send him straight back to hospital. The victim said the robbers stole his motorbike and a necklace he was wearing.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

COPS SAY ‘ACCIDENT’ WAS REVENGE MURDER
Mysterious circumstances surround the death of an elderly farmer in Stung Treng province after the man’s body was found along the side of the road Wednesday. Two witnesses originally told police the 75-year-old man died following a road accident, yet the cops found two stab wounds on the victim. Police are treating his death as a murder after finding that he had been stabbed with a long knife in the head and right clavicle. Police suspect the apparent murder was a case of revenge because the dead man previously had arguments with yam farmers in the area.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

BODY OF WORKER FOUND HANGED
The body of a 33-year-old woman believed to be a domestic servant was found hanging in a house in Tuol Kork district, police said. Investigators are declaring the woman’s death a suicide. The owner of the house said he suspected the woman of having problems with her family back home in Svay Rieng province.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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