Jealous Drunk Farmer Hacks Wife To Death With Axe

Story BySimon GloverSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report


This is the farmer cops believe hacked his wife to death with an axe in a fit of rage while drunk because he feared she was having an affair.

Mon Samorn, 32, allegedly killed his wife Yoeun Savin, 33, at their home in the village of Trapaing Kley in the Krakor District of western Cambodia’s Pursat Province.

District deputy police chief Major Em Run said Samorn had become suspicious his wife was cheating on him with a colleague at the clothing factory where she worked.

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Samorn had been drinking rice wine as his wife cooked their evening meal when he suddenly began shouting at her, he added.

Major Run said the jealous farmer had believed his wife was sleeping with a younger man who worked at the factory with her.

Ms Savin told him she was not having an affair but her husband continued to drink and to accuse her of cheating on him, he said.

Major Run added: “He then picked up a big axe in the house and hacked the victim twice on the neck, causing her to die on the spot.”

Samorn then allegedly ran out of his house, still holding the axe and drunkenly shouting he had taken his wife’s life, before fleeing the village.

Neighbours, including relatives of Ms Savin, called the cops after checking inside the couple’s house and finding her bloodsoaked body.

Police arrested Samorn and seized his axe about an hour later after they found him wandering near the village.

Samorn is being held in police custody and faces a charge of murder and a life sentence in prison if he is found guilty.

Provincial police chief Major General Sarun Chanthy said he would soon appear before a provincial court.