Gunman Faces Life Sentence

Source : Khmer Times / Thursday, 14 July 2016 by Taing Vida


Bou Rachna, the wife of Kem Ley, prays next to his body, which was covered by Cambodian flags, during a funeral rites ceremony yesterday. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Eurth Ang, the man accused of shooting and killing prominent government critic Kem Ley at a cafe on Sunday, is facing a life sentence after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged him with premeditated murder and carrying or transporting a weapon without authorization yesterday.
He was arrested soon after the shooting and confessed to killing Mr. Ley. Mr. Ang initially gave police a fake name meaning “meet to kill” in Khmer, and told them he killed Mr. Ley because of an outstanding $3,000 debt owed to him.



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