Phnom Penh: A woman who has confessed to the murder of friend, before dismembering the corpse in a Phnom Penh Tex-Mex restaurant was sentenced to pre-trial detention in prison on June 14, 2019, waiting for further investigation.
The perpetrator, Sin Sophal, 35, committed the crime in Alamo Cafe # 40Eo, Street 154, Chey Chomnas district, Daun Penh district.
Seng Kimlak, deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, indicted her on charges of premeditated murder.
According to Article 200 of the Criminal Code, the woman faces life imprisonment if the court finds her guilty of murdering Kim Yan,a 39-year-old female hairdresser and widow over unpaid debts.
The suspect confessed to murdering the victim with a krama, then drugging her American husband before freezing the corpse in the restaurant and cutting it up. She then dumped various body parts in the river and trash.