BPO – Today, September 23, the People’s Court of Binh Phuoc province issued a first-instance trial against Tran Phuc Hai (36 years old) for murder and property theft; defendant Nguyen Van Son (51 years old, living together in Ben Cat town, Binh Duong province) for theft of property.
According to the indictment, in the early morning of January 26, 2021, Hai and Son stole 6 phones in the construction area of hamlet 5, Minh Hung commune, Chon Thanh district. Son continued to drive Hai to the front of the adjacent row of houses under construction, with no doors attached, inside there was Mr. Pham Van Teo sleeping in a hammock in the living room; Mr. and Mrs. Thai Van Cua and Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen sleep in the bedroom, inside the house there is an Exciter brand motorbike of Mr. and Mrs. Cua.
Hai stood guard on the street, while Son went inside to steal a bag, brought it out to search, but inside there were only papers and a motorbike key.
Son continued to go inside to search and steal one more mobile phone and invited Hai to steal the motorbike.
The defendants at the first-instance trial on September 23
When the two had just led the motorbike out, Cua and Yen’s brother discovered and shouted “robbing… robbing …”. Paint controlled the motorbike to escape.
Hearing the shouts, Hai started the car he had just stolen. Seeing Mr. Cua and Ms. Yen running over, Hai rushed towards the two people to escape, causing Mr. Cua to fall on the road. Yen, standing behind Mr. Cua, was hit by a motorbike and fell back and hit her head on the road. Hai jumped out of the car and ran away. As a result, Yen later died.
After escaping, Hai and Son took the previously stolen phone number and sold it to spend money. On January 31, 2021, Hai and Son were arrested by Binh Phuoc Provincial Police in Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province.
Considering the circumstances at the trial, the Trial Panel sentenced Tran Phuc Hai to life in prison for murder and 5 years in prison for property theft, with a total penalty of life imprisonment; sentenced Nguyen Van Son to 6 years in prison for property theft.