A man suspected of killing his wife was sent to the provincial court on Wednesday after his Monday arrest in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district.
Yan Heang, the Chitr Borei district police chief, told The Post on Wednesday that Sorn La, 52, from Veal Sambor village in Thmei commune, had been held for the death of his 49-year-old wife.
Neighbours found the woman face down on the kitchen floor. After being alerted, police discovered the victim with injuries to the mouth and forehead. Two of her front teeth were broken.
Heang said La did not attempt to escape the police, confessing to punching his wife twice in the throat after they had an argument.
The suspect said the mouth injuries and broken teeth came after the victim collapsed to the floor. Suos Chamroeun, the provincial deputy police chief in charge of criminal cases, said police were in the process of preparing documents to send the suspect to court.