|Lê Công Minh at Bình Phước People's Court. — VNA/VNS Photo Đậu Tất Thành|
BÌNH PHƯỚC — A man has been sentenced to death for murdering his girlfriend and her mother.
Bình Phước People's Court heard how Lê Công Minh, 35 and Phạm Thị Phục Hưng, 32 were in a turbulent relationship with Minh often beating her up.
Hưng's mother Trần Thị Kim Phượng, 67, knew about her daughter's beatings and forbid Minh from entering her house.
At 4pm on February 9, 2021, a drunken Minh asked a friend to drive him to Hưng's house in Hớn Quản, Bình Phước to return a motorbike when he met Phượng.
Phượng grabbed Minh's hair and tried to pull him out of the house. Hưng heard the fracas and ran out of the bathroom to stop the fight, but Phượng kept on punching Minh.
Minh took a pocket knife and stabbed Phượng multiple times. Hưng, who tried to intervene was also stabbed in the torso. Both the mother and daughter succumbed to their wounds and died.
After committing the murder, Minh took the motorbike and the knife and left the scene, but was arrested by Hớn Quản District Police where he confessed to both killings.
Minh had a criminal record relating to handling stolen goods, gambling and deliberating inflicting injury. — VNS