Wednesday, 20 October 2010 22:11 Chrann Chamroeun
Pursat provincial court has charged a 20-year-old man in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old girl, drawing on a confession in which he described raping her after killing her with blows to the neck and stomach, officials said.
But a provincial court prosecutor said three relatives of the suspect were released despite their role in a foiled bid to cover up the crime.
“We have charged only the perpetrator, Chen Seyha, with intentional murder, rape and robbery because he confessed to killing the girl, then raping her, then taking her ring and bracelet,” Top Chan Sereyvuth said.
Under the UNTAC criminal code, intentional murder alone carries a potential prison sentence of between eight and 15 years....
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