Cambodian Found Guilty of Murdering Cambodian in Australia in 1987

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Cambodian Found Guilty of Murdering Cambodian in Australia in 1987

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 08, 2019 8:46 pm

Man found guilty of 1987 stabbing murder of family friend
By Karen Percy
Updated about an hour ago
A jury has found a Cambodian man guilty of the murder of a family friend and former member of the Pol Pot regime, Ranny Yun, in Springvale over three decades ago.

Ms Yun, 27, was stabbed and her throat was cut while she was at home on October 15, 1987.

Meth Mean's semen was found at the scene in addition to other DNA evidence, the prosecution said during a five-and-a-half week trial in Victoria's Supreme Court.

Mean was arrested in Perth in 2017 and extradited to Melbourne.

In 1985, Mean's family had been sponsored to come to Australia from war-torn Cambodia by Ms Yun's husband.

They lived in the same neighbourhood.

During a 2017 police record of interview played to the jury, Mean admitted that he had been to Ms Yun's house after school on the day she was murdered.

He claimed he only stayed five minutes to have a glass of water.

But when confronted with the forensic evidence — his semen was on Ranny Yun's body and her tracksuit pants — he admitted he had returned to the house and got sexually excited when he saw her partially naked body.

"I could not remember and also I believe I did not rape her, and I know that I haven't done anything wrong," Mean told police.

"What, so there was nothing wrong with ejaculating onto a dead or dying woman," prosecutor Nanette Rogers asked in her closing argument last week.

"At the very least that response was cruel and callous. But apparently the accused himself saw nothing wrong with his behaviour."

Defence lawyer Anthony Lewis told the jury the fact Mean masturbated in the presence of the dead body was "clearly revolting" but said Mean was not charged with that, he was charged with murder.
"He may well have been shamed and embarrassed at his conduct. He may have panicked," Mr Lewis said.

During the trial, the jury heard Ms Yun's throat had been cut while she was still alive.

In all, there were 20 injuries to the body including stab wounds, bruising, lacerations and abrasions.

She also had a fractured skull and a fractured jaw.
Full article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-08/ ... n/11092952
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Re: Cambodian Found Guilty of Murdering Cambodian in Australia in 1987

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:01 pm

The killer is called Meth Mean. Very apt.

Three decades after his brutal crime, justice catches up with man who murdered Cambodian refugee, 27, as new DNA tests matched him to semen found on her body

Meth Mean sentenced to 23 years in prison for the murder of Ranny Yun in 1987
Mean was a family friend when he sexually assaulted and stabbed her to death
Case finally solved in 2017 when semen found on her dress was linked to Mean

By Australian Associated Press
Published: 14:09 BST, 12 October 2019 | Updated: 14:14 BST, 12 October 2019

A man who killed Cambodian refugee Ranny Yun in her suburban Melbourne home more than three decades ago will spend at least 17 years in jail.

Meth Mean was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Friday to a maximum of 23 years behind bars after he was found guilty of the October 1987 cold-case murder of Ranny Yun.

The 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted, stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut.
Meth Mean (pictured) was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Friday to a maximum of 23 years behind bars after he was found guilty of the October 1987 cold-case murder of Ranny Yun
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In 2017, police matched Mean's DNA with semen found on her body.

Mean, now aged in his late 40s or early 50s, denies killing the young woman.

His age has been disputed as he does not have a birth certificate since fleeing Cambodia with his family as a child.

Rada Yun discovered her older cousin dead in her sewing room, naked from the waist down, with severe head injuries. A knife was found next to her.

'She said that Ranny was like a sister to her and she felt she was left alone after Ranny died,' Justice Dixon said of the murder's impact upon Rada Yun.

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The 27-year-old woman (pictured) was sexually assaulted, stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut

Mean, who was a trusted member of the victim's extended family, hit Ms Yun in the back of the head with a piece of wood which split into two.

He hid the wood under a mattress in the home and then remained silent for 30 years, Justice Dixon said.

'The crime of murder is intrinsically grave.

'You robbed Ranny Yun of the precious gift of life,' she said.

The reason, if any, for the attack is not known.

Unlike Ms Yun, Mean had been able to go on with his life without any consequence for three decades but was now facing the music, Justice Dixon said.
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Re: Cambodian Found Guilty of Murdering Cambodian in Australia in 1987

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm

Do we take into account that the murderers early childhood, those formative years, were the very worst of the KR days.
And then, his whole life up until he came to Australia - we can only imagine, but the whole Cambodian population was in a state of total turmoil and trauma through that whole time.

If he experienced some of the very worst of all that - what kind of allowances do we make? Any?
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Re: Cambodian Found Guilty of Murdering Cambodian in Australia in 1987

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Do we take into account that the murderers early childhood, those formative years, were the very worst of the KR days.
And then, his whole life up until he came to Australia - we can only imagine, but the whole Cambodian population was in a state of total turmoil and trauma through that whole time.

If he experienced some of the very worst of all that - what kind of allowances do we make? Any?
NO. No allowances from me. The woman's family sponsored the killer and his family to move from Cambodia to Australia.
In 1985, Mean's family had been sponsored to come to Australia from war-torn Cambodia by Ms Yun's husband.

They lived in the same neighbourhood.
The victim's family helped the killer leave Cambodia. Years later, it appears that the killer was also a member of the Khmer Rouge. He is evil and dangerous. An innocent woman was attacked, raped, and killed for no reason, and the murderer lived on happily for 30 years until the DNA tests caught up with him.
No pity from me. :evil:
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