VIETNAM: MAN CONDEMNED TO DEATH FOR MURDERS
November 23, 2011: an appellate court in the southern province of Dong Nai, Vietnam, sentenced a 26-year-old local man to death for murdering and robbing a girl and a pregnant woman last year. Nguyen Thien Kim, hailing from the provincial capital Bien Hoa City, had appealed to the court for leniency but it said his crime was too serious for any such.
Kim confessed he had killed Chau Kim Phuc, the pregnant 16-year-old girl from the city, with an electric wire on July 7, 2010. The killer also admitted, to murdering 26-year-old Vo Thi Hong Thanh in retaliation against her husband who had badmouthed him. (Sources: Tuoitrenews.vn, 23/11/2011)