Father, Sons Charged Over Karaoke Murder

The owner of the karaoke bar where two Chinese men were killed on Sunday evening was charged with their murder at the Preah Vihear Provincial Court yesterday, along with his two sons and a neighbor, police said.

Tho Vutha, 57, the owner of the Night Star KTV, his sons Tho Sokheng, 24, and Tho Chin, 22, and neighbor Lok Chhunly, 54, were sent to prison in the afternoon to await trial, according to deputy provincial police chief Keo Chamroeun.

“The court charged the four suspects with murder,” he said.

The four were arrested outside the karaoke parlor in Chheb district about four hours after the attack, but despite directing police to the location of a bloodied knife used to commit the murders, none confessed to committing the crime, Mr. Cham­roeun said.

“If they had not told us where they hid the knife we might not have had any evidence,” he said, adding that Mr. Chhunly had admitted to owning the knife.

The two murdered men, Liv Nang, 28, and Chov Neung, 29, were attacked as they left Night Star KTV on Sunday night along with five co-workers from a sugar factory in the province.

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