|Nguyen Van Tien at the trial which sentenced him to death for killing two and injuring another two members of the same family. — Photo vnexpress.net
GIA LAI (VNS) — The Gia Lai People's Court today sentenced a 23-year-old man to death for killing two members and injuring another two of the same family in Ia Kla Commune, Duc Co District.
On January 20 this year, Nguyen Van Tien, who lived in the commune, brought with him at around 9pm a knife and a self-made electrical tool with the intention to steal dogs.
While passing by the house of Nguyen Xuan Cuong, 56, Tien heard a dog barking, and decided to steal Cuong's dog.
But when he tried to commit the crime, Cuong's got to know that Tien had entered his house. Tien stabbed Cuong with the knife, thus killing him.
Cuong's wife Phan Thi Mao, 53, Cuong's daughter Nguyen Thi Thuy, 18, and Cuong's mother Luu Thi Ho, 90, heard strange sounds and ran towards the scene of the tragedy. Tien stabbed all the three women. While Thuy died, Mao was seriously injured and Ho sustained minor injuries.
Tien absconded to Pleiku City. On January 23, he returned to Ia Kla Commune to gather information but was caught by the police, who were waiting there to ambush him. — VNS