VIETNAM. DEATH PENALTY FOR POLICE MURDER
June 13, 2008: Nguyen Van Chuong, 25, received the death penalty for the stabbing murder of 46-year-old Major Nguyen Van Sinh.
Do Van Hoang, 23, was sentenced to life imprisonment and 24-year-old Vu Van Trung to 23 years for their roles in the murder. Hai Phong Cityâs Peopleâs Court heard the three men killed Major Sinh while he was on routine patrol at Hai An Districtâs Dinh Vu Island on July 14, 2007.
The court sentenced Chuongâs 21-year-old brother, Nguyen Van Doan, to two years in prison for harboring the criminal.
Trungâs girlfriend, Nguyen Thi Lan Phuong, received a 12-month suspended sentence for not reporting the crime. After being arrested last August, Chuong, Hoang, and Trung admitted their crime, saying they had killed Sinh for his motorcycle. (Sources: Thanhnien News, 13/06/2008)