Cambodian General Arrested in Thailand, Accused of Murdering Wife and Daughter

Cambodian police escort Major General Kim Marintha through a checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey after Thai authorities handed the suspect over on Saturday [Chiang Rai Times]

(Chiang Rai Times)

BANGKOK – A two-star military general wanted for the brutal murder of his wife and 6-year-old daughter was arrested in Thailand on Saturday and sent back to Phnom Penh, where he was charged with premeditated murder Sunday.

Kim Marintha, a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) major general, was arrested on Saturday while attempting to cross the Thai-Lao border by car, according to police. He was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday, officials said.

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