Cambodia charges British suspect in Thai murder with breach of trust, illegal entry

Toby James Nelhams in custody in Cambodia
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A Cambodian court on Monday charged a British man, who allegedly ordered the murder of another British national in Thailand last month, with breach of trust and living in Cambodia illegally, a court’s spokesman said.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court (PPMC)’s prosecutor Seang Sok charged Toby James Nelhams, 45, with breach of trust and illegal entry to Cambodia, PPMC’s spokesman Ly Sophana told reporters.

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Nelhams is being held in Prey Sar prison awaiting trial.

Under the kingdom’s Criminal Code, the breach of trust could face up to three years in prison, while the illegal entry could be imprisoned up to six months under the Law on Immigration.

The suspect was arrested by the immigration police in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district on Feb. 12.

Cambodian National Police deputy chief Chhay Sinarith said last week that the British man was a suspect in the murder of another British man Tony Kenway, 39, in Pattaya, Thailand on January 24.

Thai police said the suspected shooter, South African Abel Caldeira Bonito, 28, and alleged getaway driver, Briton Miles Dicken Turner, 24, also fled to Cambodia on the day of the murder.

-Xinhua

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