Fresno Judge Sentences Elderly [Cambodian-American] Killer

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 15, 2010
By Dennis Hart
KMJ 580 AM Radio (Fresno, California)

A Fresno judge on Thursday sent an elderly Cambodian refugee to prison for more than two decades for stabbing the man's estranged wife to death.

Pech Sok, 69, was convicted of first-degree murder last month in connection with the slaying of his estranged wife, who had recently left him.

A judge sentenced Sok to 26 years to life in prison.

Pech Sok had come to the U.S. to seek a new life after his first wife died in Cambodia -- a victim of dictator Pol Pot's purges.

His second wife died 11 years ago.

She drowned in the San Joaquin River as she tried to save the lives of two of their children, who also drowned.


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