Man Kills Wife With Truck, Faces Murder Charge

A 38-year-old businessman was charged with murder on Saturday for run­­ning over his wife with his truck after she caught him on an outing with another woman in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serei Saophoan City, a po­­­lice official said on Sunday.

On Thursday evening, Meas Sary, 30, went shop­ping at the MT Night Market in Preah Ponlea commune when she saw her husband’s black Nissan Navara parked outside, po­lice said.

Inside the vehicle, her husband, Sao Sim, and a woman identified only as “Mom” were “having a good time,” according to police, who said Meas Sary at­tempted to get into the vehicle and briefly grappled with the other woman af­ter Mr. Sim opened his door.

Eventually, he reversed his truck, ramming his wife, who died from her injuries be­fore reaching the city referral hospital, police said.

Deputy provincial po­lice chief Tep Savandara said Mr. Sim, who owns a small construction firm, was charged with murder on Sa­t­urday and sent to prison on Sunday.

“This is a red-handed crime,” he said. “We questioned him, and he claimed to have no intention to kill his wife. He blamed his wife for kick­ing him. He felt panicked and then reversed his truck as his wife tried to grab the vehicle.”

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