Sen Pov was taken into custody after her spouse, Say Siemly, a 47-year-old primary schoolteacher, died on Saturday, July 15, as his family attempted to take him to Phnom Penh for medical treatment, according to police.
District Police Chief Vorng Savet said the couple, who live in the districts Ptas Rung commune, were known to drink and get into fights. He said after a row on Friday, Pov left to sleep at her mother's home but returned early Saturday morning, when the altercation resumed and escalated.
After being threatened with a knife, Pov, who told police she could not bear? the abuse, struck her husband in the head twice with a wooden stick.
The couple went to bed, but the serious nature of Siemlys injuries soon became apparent. He was first taken to the district hospital before he was referred to the capital but died en route.
Meas Mol, director of the Pursat Serious Crimes Department, said Pov had been sent to the provincial court.
Source: Phnom Penh News