VIETNAM: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
October 12, 2010: Tran The Long was sentenced to death in Vietnam by the Ha Noi People's Court for murdering Do Van Tan and appropriating his property.
The court also ordered 22-year-old Long, who is from Nam Dinh Province's northern Nam Dinh City, to pay VND85 million (US$4,300) in compensation to Tan's family.
According to the court, Long stabbed Tan and then suffocated him with a pillow after they had sex at Tan's house in Cau Giay District in Ha Noi on August 11.
Long stole one Honda motorbike, a mobile phone, a personal computer and a wallet before fleeing to Nam Dinh. Two days later, local police arrested him. (Sources: vietnamnews, 13/10/2010)