Taunggyi family murder: suspect arrested, confesses

Taunggyi family murder: suspect arrested, confesses

Police have arrested a suspect over the killing of a mother and her two children in Taunggyi last week, Burmese state media has reported.

According to the police, a 56-year-old suspect named Yo Sein confessed yesterday that he has been in a relationship with Ma Shwe Yi Cho, 38, for the past seven years, and stabbed her to death when she refused to marry him.

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Yo Sein admitted to the killing of her 12-year old daughter and 10-year-old nephew during the dispute, police said, adding that he had slashed 10-year-old Ar Kyu with a knife while he was sleeping in bed.

Police have revised their original statement from the weekend, when the boy was named as her son, but was in fact her nephew.

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