Followup to Tuesday's Double Shooting
Updated: Wednesday, February 27 2013, 05:32 PM EST
COLUMBUS – The man accused of shooting his wife behind a Mormon temple and then himself was ordered to stay away from her by the court last month.
Police say they still have yet to charge Sokkha Chant, 65, after he tracked down his wife Soth Sin, 33, and her boyfriend Neng Sith, 51, in the 3800 block of Gateway Blvd Tuesday afternoon. Officers found Chant and Sin with gunshot wounds in Sith’s Corolla and determined Chant was the shooter for both. Sith was able to get away from the scene safely.
The shooting comes a month after Sin’s neighbor called 911 telling dispatchers Sin’s husband had been beating her. Sin is heard saying on the emergency call, “My husband has a gun and wants to shoot me and is fighting with me everyday.”
When officers responded to their home on South Powell Road January 20th, they charged Chant for punching his wife in the mouth and giving her a bloody lip. The judge set a $500 bond in the domestic violence and assault case and ordered Chant to stay away from Sin before the trial scheduled for March.
Powell Road neighbors tell ABC6/FOX28 that Chant was twice Sin’s age, very controlling and the two had married so that Sin can stay in the country; both are Cambodian natives.
Both Chant and Sin are still in critical condition at separate hospitals. Police say they’re reviewing video that may have captured the shooting.
Sith could not be reached for comment.
Reporter: Lisa Rantala
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