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Svay Rieng court questions suspected murderer

Svay Rieng court questions suspected murderer

A man accused of assaulting and killing his aunt in Romeas Hek district’s Trapaing Sdao commune in Svay Rieng province on New Year’s Eve was interrogated by the provincial court on Thursday, its spokesperson Tep Phalla said.

Police sent the suspect to the court on the same day, Phalla said.

The suspect, Hao Maing, 36, lived with Chin Samit, 82, the victim and his aunt, police said.

Chea Sok, Trapaing Sdao commune police chief said, “I thought the suspect might have had an addiction to narcotics, but the experts did not find any drug substances in his urine.”

Maing attacked his aunt with a bamboo stick, Sok said. He kept beating Samit up until she lost consciousness and eventually died. Her post-mortem report indicated that the victim’s right chest rib and her left wrist were broken. There were also bruises throughout her body.

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