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Police Blotter: 7 Dec 2010

Police Blotter: 7 Dec 2010

Fed-up wife confesses to murdering husband
A 42-year-old woman has been sent to court after confessing to police that she killed her husband – who she claims was an abusive alcoholic – in Kampong Cham’s Koh Sotin district. Police said the woman has admitted to attacking her husband on October 8 after he came home drunk and picked a fight with her. The woman allegedly knocked her husband unconscious with a bamboo stick, slit his throat with a cleaver and buried his body near their home, telling neighbours that he had died in an accident.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Suspect apprehended 10 years after murder
Kandal Province’s Ponhea Leu district police have arrested a 28-year-old man accused of involvement in a murder that that took place 10 years ago. The suspect, along with an accomplice who was arrested immediately after the incident in October 2000, is accused of beating a man to death with a wooden pole in a revenge attack following a previous argument that broke out during a drinking session. Police said the suspect – who had fled and lived in Thailand and Phnom Penh since the incident – had been arrested when he returned to Ponhea Leu on Wednesday.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Ill mother commits suicide with pesticide
A 21-year-old mother died in Kratie province’s Prek Prasap district after poisoning herself by drinking pesticide. According to the deceased’s relatives, the woman – who left behind two young children – had a chronic and incurable disease, and had made at least one other attempt to commit suicide. Police said the woman’s family had rushed her to the district health centre but that staff had been unable to save her, as the poison had already circulated through her body.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Drug trafficking arrest in Siem Reap
Military police in Siem Reap town have arrested and detained a 23-year-old man accused of trafficking illegal drugs. Police said they had “kept eyes on the man” for about one month before the arrest, and that the suspect was thought to have been buying the drugs in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man, 29, nabbed for robbing 3 students
Stung Treng provincial police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the robbery of three students late last month. Police said two men on a motorbike stole a necklace and two mobile phones from the students before fleeing the scene. Police said the 29-year-old was sent to prison and that they are still searching for the other suspect. Koh Santepheap.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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