A woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison for burning her husband to death. Another woman was also indicted for the same crime. In an eerie coincidence, the two couples share the names Lieu – Hung.
The hole where Lieu buried her husband's body after burning him on March 25 Photo: Tuoi Tre
People’s Court in the southern province of Nghe An on Thursday morning pronounced a 14-year-sentence for Cao Thi Lieu who was charged with murdering her husband Nguyen The Hung.
According to Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper, Lieu garroted her husband with a rope to death and then put some firewood and petrol on him, and set fire on March 25. She then buried his body in a deep hole near the house. An autopsy showed Hung had been burnt to death while still alive.
She told police her husband was an alcoholic and had frequently beaten her and children so she killed him to vent her anger.
Tran Thuy Lieu, another woman in Long An southern province, has been prosecuted following her confession to torching her husband journalist Le Hoang Hung to death on January 19 over love affair and money in a shocking murder case.
Recently, the law company representing the rights and interests of the dead victim has demanded a re-investigation into the case.
The request came after the provincial investigation agency had prosecuted Lieu for murder after concluding that she was driven to committing the crime alone because Hung had repeatedly beaten her 10 days before out of suspicion of her adultery against him.