Two Japanese men have admitted their roles in the murder of a taxi driver in Cambodia's northwestern province of Siem Reap earlier this year.
In the nearly two-hour hearing on Monday, Ryuji Nakakuki, 24, confessed that he was the one who killed 40-year-old driver Hoem Chan with a knife on March 17, though he insisted had no murderous intent.
His friend Reimon Ishida, 23, a former Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member, conspired with him in the incident that took place in Puok district, about 18 kilometers from Siem Reap city.
The two men apologized in court to Sok Chanroeun, 37, the wife of the victim and the mother of their four children, who told the court she is seeking $100,000 in compensation from them in addition to their punishment.
Following the hearing, Presiding Judge Um Chanthol said the verdict will be handed down in a few weeks.© KYODO