|Nguyễn Văn Dũng at the court hearing. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Chinh|
HÀ NAM — The People’s Court of northern Hà Nam Province on Thursday sentenced a man to death on charges of murder and robbery.
According to the indictment of the provincial People’s Procuracy, Nguyễn Văn Dũng, 29 years old, residing in Đơn Dương District, Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng, took a coach from Hà Nội to Liêm Tuyền Flyover in Hà Nam on May 16, 2019.
He hired Nguyễn Công Tư, a xe ôm (motorbike taxi) driver to take him to the Hồng (Red) River Dyke in Chân Lý Commune, Lý Nhân District.
When reaching the dyke, Dũng used a bamboo stick to beat the driver to death.
He then stole the driver's Yamaha Sirius motorbike, a mobile phone, a wallet and other possessions with value of more than VNĐ9.6 million (US$417).
Tư was a xe ôm driver residing in Phủ Lý City, Hà Nam and usually waited for passengers at Liêm Tuyền Flyover area.
Dũng was handed five years in prison for robbery and the death penalty for murder. — VNS