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Homeless Man Who Killed Dutch Woman Gets 13 Years

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a 35-year-old homeless man to 13 years in prison for the April murder of a Dutch woman and her 19-month-old daughter in their Chamkar Mon district home.

Fraud Trial of British Man Delayed for Third Time

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court once again postponed the trial of British businessman Gregg Fryett on Tuesday after he and three fellow defendants, all facing fraud charges, declared they were not given proper notice of the hearing.

Three Suspects, Two Still at Large, Tried in Chinese Woman’s Killing

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court tried three men Monday over the brutal murder of a Chinese businesswoman who was found dead on May 3 in the small hat-making factory she ran out of her home in Pur Senchey district.

Doctor at Center of HIV Case Reused Syringes

The unlicensed doctor suspected of spreading HIV to more than 100 people in Battambang prov­ince’s Roka commune has admitted to routinely reusing syringes and was sent to provincial court for questioning Sunday, according to police.

Lawyer Hired to Defend Fugitive General in Tycoon Murder Case

Fugitive Defense Ministry official Thong Sarath, who is wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder of a prominent businessman in Phnom Penh last month and who has so far only attempted to clear his name online, has now retained the services of a lawyer.

RCAF Officer Shoots Wife and Daughter Dead, Then Himself

A 49-year-old Royal Cambodian Armed Forces lieutenant in Battambang province shot and killed his wife and their 3-year-old daughter on Wednesday evening before turning the gun on himself, local officials said Thursday.

Spaniard Gets 10 Years in Prison for Murder of British Man

A Spanish man was on Wednesday convicted of murdering a British tourist at a rental house in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district last year and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Two Arrested for Attempting to Traffic a Woman to China

Anti-human trafficking police on Monday arrested two men at the Phnom Penh International Airport as they attempted to traffic a woman to China to marry a man there, police said Tuesday.

Man Tried Over Murder of Girl for $56 Earrings

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case of a man who is accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Pur Senchey district last year in order to steal a pair of gold earrings she was wearing worth about $56.

At Koh Kong Festival, 23 Pickpockets Arrested

Police in Koh Kong arrested 23 pickpockets before and during the province’s annual Sea Festival, including 19 professional thieves who had traveled from Phnom Penh specifically to target festivalgoers.

Son of Koh Kong Police Chief Beats Brother-in-Law at Fair

A high-ranking provincial police official in Koh Kong has been accused of assault after he allegedly punched his ex-brother-in-law last week at a fair preceding the annual Sea Festival in Khemara Phoumint City, officials said Sunday.

Police Cadet Questioned Over Girlfriend’s Murder

A 27-year-old police cadet charged with murdering his girlfriend before dumping her body in the Tonle Sap river was called for questioning Tuesday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, where he protested his innocence.

Man Arrested for Sneaking Meth Into Courthouse

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday morning after he attempted to sneak a small bag of powdered methamphetamine to a friend appearing in court, police said.

Korean Restaurant Proprietor Involved in Fiery Hit and Run

A South Korean businessman hit and injured a motorist with his Hyundai SUV on Saturday, then fled the scene of the accident and drove 3 km before his car burst into flames and he was arrested, according to traffic police.

Man Admits Killing Dutch Woman, Baby

Chea Phin, the sole suspect in the April murder of a Dutch woman and her 19-month-old daughter in Phnom Penh, confessed before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday to stabbing the victims to death in their Chamkar Mon district home.

Five Men Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail for Gang Rape

Five men were convicted Tuesday of the rape of a 19-year-old woman on the outskirts of Phnom Penh last December and sentenced to seven years in jail by the municipal court.

Man Charged in 2nd Reported Acid Attack in Past Two Weeks

A man accused of throwing acid at his wife in Kompong Thom province after allegedly tying her up and beating her for several hours was charged on Friday by the local court.

Laws of Chance Decide Fate of Judicial Hopefuls

Rin Phirun, 32, was one of 55 graduate students at the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions to take part in the life-changing lottery, where he plucked out a paper emblazoned with the word “Judge.”

Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver No-Show in Court

The 20-year-old daughter of a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RFAC) major, who police identified as the driver of an SUV that hit and killed an Irish national in September, has again failed to heed a summons to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, the investigating judge said Wednesday.

Slain Tycoon Murdered Over Business Dispute, Police Say

Ung Meng Chue, a tycoon who was gunned down outside a fruit store in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Saturday evening, was murdered over a business dispute, police said Monday.