Two sentenced for murder

Update: January, 18/2017 - 15:00
Nguyễn Đức Tuấn and Nguyễn Văn Chiến were sentenced to eight years and 10 years imprisonment for murder. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced two men to eight years and 10 years imprisonment for murder.

Nguyễn Văn Chiến, now 17, from Mê Linh District, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. He committed the crime when he was 15 years old. Nguyễn Đức Tuấn, 17, from Đông Anh District, committed the crime when he was 16 years old and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

Chiến befriended an 18-year-old girl on Facebook and fell in love with her. Subsequently, Chiến discovered several emotional messages between the girl and another man on her mobile phone. Overcome by jealousy, Chiến wanted to harm the girl.

He asked Tuấn, a friend, to help him.

On February 28 last year, Chiến and Tuấn took the girl to the latter’s house. Seeing the girl standing at the balcony on the second floor, Chiến and Tuấn came near and pushed her to the ground.

The two men then took the girl to hospital, and told her mother that she slipped. She was treated at the Saint Paul Hospital but died on March 2 last year due to serious injuries.

The two men were ordered to VNĐ100 million (US$4,400) as compensation to the girl’s family. — VNS