A court in Ho Chi Minh City Wednesday agreed to deport a Russian man previously sentenced to 18 months in jail for hitting and killing a street vendor in a car crash.
Makhov Vladimir Vladimirovich
The court approved the appeal lodged by Makhov Vladimir Vladimirovich, 44, in which he asked to be sent home instead of serving jail term in Vietnam.
The man was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by Binh Thuan Province People’s Court for “violating regulations on controlling vehicles on the road.”
On the evening of April 14, 2010, Makhov drove a car and hit a vendor man who was riding a bicycle in the resort city of Phan Thiet.
The man died on the way to hospital.
In his appeal, Makhov said he had paid VND50 million (US$2,500) as compensation to the victim’s family, and he himself had encephalitis and was traveling to Vietnam for treatment.
He added he had an old mother and two small kids who needed to be taken care of back home.