Vietnamese man sentenced to life for fatal stabbings in Tainan

Taipei,  A Vietnamese migrant worker was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for fatally stabbing two of his compatriots on a factory dormitory in Tainan earlier this year.

According to the verdict by the Tainan District Court, the incident arose from an argument between two Vietnamese migrant workers surnamed Bui and Hoang on Jan. 15 on the dormitory of the textile factory in Tainan’s Madou District, where they worked.

Following the argument, Hoang sought help from a third Vietnamese employee at the factory, surnamed Vu, to confront Bui in his room.

In the ensuing altercation, Bui grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Vu, who fled the room, along with Hoang, the court said.

Bui gave chase and caught up with Vu on first floor near the stairs and stabbed him fatally, according to the court. Bui then ran to the female dorm, where Hoang had fled to seek cover, the verdict said.

Upon hearing the commotion, Bui’s girlfriend and Vu’s wife attempted to intervene, but were unable to prevent Bui from fatally stabbing Hoang, while Vu’s wife also sustained stab wounds, according to the court.

In the verdict, the judges said Bui had confessed to the murders and had shown no remorse for his actions. He was therefore sentenced to life in prison, with a chance of parole, according to court ruling, which can be appealed.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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