VietNamNet Bridge - A South Korean man killed his Vietnamese wife on May 24, in Jeongto District of North Kyeongsang Province. The Vietnamese women just had a baby for 19 days.
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The murder occurred at 1.10 am (local time). The husband, named Lim Chae Won, 37, was immediately arrested.
Lim admitted to police that he stabbed Hoang when she was attempting to leave the house with their 19-month-old son. He said Hoang had asked for a divorce many times after moving to South Korea with him in August 2010.
The Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea has identified the Vietnamese woman as Hoang Thi Nam, 23, from Thang Hai Commune, in Binh Thuan Province's Phan Thiet City.
An autopsy result showed that Nam was stabbed 53 times and died on the spot.
Nam had married Lim Chae Won, 37, in April and moved to South Korea in August 2010.
A neighbor called the police after hearing Lim kick a neighbor's door and shout that he had killed a person. When officers arrived at Lim’s house, they found the couple’s 19-day-old baby lying next to his bleeding mother and his father outside the house with a knife in hand.
Nam reportedly lived in Simthow, a center for ill-treated foreign brides, from October 5 to November 22 last year before Lim came and took her home.
Two South Korean senior officials visited the Vietnamese embassy on May 24 afternoon to express their sympathy. The said local officials would keep their Vietnamese counterparts fully informed about any developments in the case.
The police were investigating further.
In July 2010, a mentally challenged man killed another Vietnamese mail order bride, Thach Thi Hoang Ngoc, one week after her arrival to Korea. Notably, Ngoc could not speak Korean and he did not know that her husband was a mental patient. Five days before coming to Vietnam to met Ngoc, the Korean husband was hospitalized.
This man was sentenced 12 years in jail by the Pusan City court in October 2010. He will be treated in prison and will have to wear a control electronic bracelet for the next ten years.
South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak in a speech on the radio apologized and offered his condolences to the family of Thach Thi Hong Ngoc.
In South Korea, out of ten rural men, four get married with foreign women. The South Korean government has recently tightened control over match-making companies and opened pre-marriage education centers for those who plan to marry foreign people.