|Lê Ôn Tùng was sentenced to death for murder. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Court today sentenced a 28-year-old man to death for murder and robbing homes.
Lê Ôn Tùng, who lives in Hòa Lâm Commune, Ứng Hòa District, on August 17 last year robbed people in Hòa Chanh Village.
He first entered Lê Thị Nham’s house but was unable to steal anything.
He then discovered that the door of Nham’s neighbour Tạ Văn Cát’s house was open.
He entered Cát’s house, Cát, however, saw him and Tùng ended up strangling the 91-year-old to death. He then put a face-cloth on Cát’s mouth and tied his hands with a soft water pipe.
Tùng searched Cát’s house and took VNĐ20 million (US$880) and 26 tenths of a tael of gold. One tenth of a tael of gold cost some VNĐ3.6 million ($160). He then ran away to HCM City.
Tùng used the money for personal purposes. He eventually gave himself up to the police on December 29 last year once he realised the police had discovered his wrongdoing. — VNS