Man Confesses To Killing A Woman And Stuffing Her Body Into An Ice Cooler Because Of $2,000 Gambling Debt

A man who confessed to killing a 29-year-old woman and stuffing her body into an ice cooler in Kandal province, Cambodia told police that he did so because of a $2,000 gambling debt.

During a re-enactment of the crime on Monday, Soeu Sopheng, 31, showed police how he wired the bathroom in his house to electrocute the victim as she showered before stabbing her to death.

He then showed police how he sold the victim’s motorbike, bought an ice cooler, put her body inside and drove to the


Kandal Provincial Police Chief Eav Chamreoun said, "Sopheng, a phone repairman in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune, will be sent to Kandal Provincial Court next Tuesdayand, and is expected to be charged with premeditated murder."

Two other suspects arrested on Sunday – Sopheng’s brother and wife. They were released later that day after questioning. One other man has been arrested for receiving stolen goods after he allegedly bought the victim’s motorbike.

The victim, Yoeun Theany, of Kampong Cham province, had moved back to Cambodia from South Korea about a year ago, Chamroeun said.