Le Thi Thuy was yesterday Tuesday, November 10, sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, for kicking and stomping her husband to death. The 40-year-old, who cried through out the trial admitted during her testimony to the violent act that claimed her husband’s life. According to the indictment, Thuy suspected that her ailing husband Vo Hong Son had stolen VND10,000 (US$0.45), which was half of her daily income, to buy some wine on July 1.
She pushed him, and after he fell down, she repeatedly kicked and stomped him in his head and belly.
When she came back from work later in the evening, her husband told her that he was in pain and died minutes later. Thuy told people the following day that her 41-year-old husband died from an unexpected stroke but suspicious bruise marks were found on his face and necks by some relatives.
The case was then reported to local investigators, who later found that the husband suffered a brain hemorrhage. His intestines were also damaged.