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Husband charged over bid to kill wife

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
The accused and his wife recovering in hospital. Yubmin News

Kampong Speu Provincial Court yesterday charged a construction site supervisor who tried to kill his wife after he caught her having sex with another man in Chbarmon district on Tuesday.

Captain Suong Sophath, deputy chief of the district’s criminal investigation department, identified the accused as Sam Phoan, 31, and his wife as Sok Sreyni, 32.

He noted that both husband and wife worked for the same construction firm and lived on the construction site in the district’s Svay Kravann commune. Cap Sophath said that Mr Phoan and Ms Sreyni started working at the site in September.

He noted that Ms Sreyni met and fell in love with a 27-year-old fellow worker with whom she had sex in her room whenever her husband was busy or away from the construction site.

Cap Sophath said that at about 7pm on Tuesday, Ms Sreyni brought her boyfriend to have sex in her room while her husband was away.

“While they were having sex, the husband walked in and the boyfriend fled from the room,” he said. “The accused was angry with his wife for betraying him and severely beat her.”

“After beating her, he took a sharp vegetable knife and slashed her throat, causing serious injuries,” he added.

Cap Sophath noted that the wife fell unconscious and Mr Phoan fled the scene after thinking that she had died.

He said that three security guards saw the accused, with blood on his shirt, running away from the construction site and two of them gave chase.

Cap Sophath said the other security guard went to the couple’s room and took Ms Sreyni to the provincial referral hospital where she is still in critical condition.

He noted that two security guards managed to catch Mr Phoan and seized a knife from him. The guards then handed him over to commune police.

Cap Sophath said that the accused was charged with attempted murder and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted. He noted that Mr Phoan is now in prison pending trial.

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