|Nguyễn Văn Tình and Lê Văn Thọ. - Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Police have asked the city procuracy to prosecute two defendants for breaking out of prison.
The defendants, Lê Văn Thọ and Nguyễn Văn Tình, broke out of their cells in September last year and were recaptured five days later.
Tình, 28, was sentenced to death by the Hà Nội People’s Court in April for his involvement in a narcotics ring.
Thọ, 37, received the death penalty in May when the Hà Nam Province People’s Court found him guilty of dealing with narcotics, murder and theft. His past convictions included murder, kidnapping, illegal use of firearms, bribery, robbery and theft.
The two prisoners broke their shackles while correctional officers were distracted and tunnelled their way out of the cell at midnight.
The other four accused who were brought to the court are Nguyễn Thị Phương Lan, residing in Chí Linh Township of Hải Dương Province; Nguyễn Văn Việt; Nguyễn Văn Ba; and Nguyễn Việt Hùng, living in Kỳ Sơn District of Hòa Bình Province.
The accused were prosecuted for hiding knowledge of a crime under the Criminal Code in 2017. — VNS