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20050203: Death sentence upheld for Vietnamese serial killer Hanoi Serial Killer News
A court of appeal in Vietnam upheld the death sentence on a 49-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City, who poisoned 13 people to death with cyanide, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Thursday.

    The People's Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday upheld the verdict passed by the People's Court of southern Binh Duong province last September on Le Thanh Van who on the charges of murder, robbery and illegal possession of toxic chemicals.

    The defendant appropriated nearly 20,000 US dollars in Vietnamese and US bank notes, a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from the city and the southernprovinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, between January 1998 and August 2001.

    Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide, the paper said.

 

20050203: Death sentence upheld for Vietnamese serial killer Hanoi Serial Killer News
A court of appeal in Vietnam upheld the death sentence on a 49-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City, who poisoned 13 people to death with cyanide, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Thursday.

The People's Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday upheld the verdict passed by the People's Court of southern Binh Duong province last September on Le Thanh Van who on the charges of murder, robbery and illegal possession of toxic chemicals.

The defendant appropriated nearly 20,000 US dollars in Vietnamese and US bank notes, a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from the city and the southernprovinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, between January 1998 and August 2001.

Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide, the paper said.

 

20040903: Death penalty for Vietnamese Black Widow Poisoner Hanoi Serial Killer News
A woman from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City was given death penalty for poisoning 13 people to death with cyanide, following an eight-day trial, said a local court official on Friday. ..Le Thanh Van, 48, was also on the charge of robbery and illegalpossession of toxic chemicals, said the official from the Binh Duong People's Court which passed the verdict on Wednesday. ..The defendant appropriated nearly 242 million Vietnamese dong (VND) (15,400 US dollars), a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, from January 1998 to August 2001. ..Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide. She even poisoned her mother-in-law and a brother-in-law partly due to family conflicts. ..Van's accomplice, her 31-year-old husband without a marriage certificate, named Dinh Danh Quang was given a jail term of 21 years for helping her kill a motorbike taxi driver. ..Local investigators are still looking into the case, since Van is suspected to have involving in eight other cases of poisonings,which killed three people, including her two ex-husbands, and injured 13 others, said the official.
 

20040825: Vietnamese black widow poisoner on trial Hanoi Serial Killer News
A Vietnamese woman accused of killing 13 people with poison has gone on trial in the southern province of Binh Duong. .Court officials said Le Thanh Van admitted she killed them so she could steal their possessions and money. ..She is accused of poisoning her victims, who included several family members, by putting cyanide into their drinks or food. ..She could face the death sentence if convicted for the killings, which took place between 1998 and 2001. ..Le Thanh Van, 48, admitted killing her victims, including her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and foster mother, to steal money and goods worth more than $US15,000, said Nguyen Thanh Tung, an official with Binh Duong People's Court. ..The state-run Phap Luat newspaper said she faked her victims' wills and other documents. ..She was arrested twice between 1998 and 2000, but was later released for lack of evidence. ..Van will stand trial alongside her boyfriend. They are both charged with murder and robbery. .. .
 

20040823: Vietnam to try alleged black widow poisoner Binh Duong Serial Killer News
Vietnam is set to try a 48-year-old woman who confessed to poisoning 13 people in what might be the country's first prosecution of a serial killer..Le Thanh Van, who will face a court on August 24, told police she used cyanide to murder her victims in order to steal their possessions, according to state media reports..Van's victims allegedly included her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and foster mother, as well as acquaintances and lovers..The state-run Phap Luat newspaper says the killings took place between 1998 and 2001..Police are also investigating whether Van, a mother of two who did not work outside the home, murdered her businessman husband..Serial killers are practically unheard of in Vietnam, where newspapers have eagerly published accounts of Van's alleged crimes..The newspaper report said Van took all the victims to hospital after administering the poison in an attempt to cover up her involvement..After the victims died, she faked their wills and other documents to steal their possessions, estimated at a total of $26,000, the report said..Van will appear in a court in southern province Binh Duong along with her boyfriend, who is 20 years younger and who is accused of aiding her crime spree..They are charged with murder and robbery, both punishable by death by firing squad.
 

20050203: Death sentence upheld for Vietnamese serial killer Hanoi Serial Killer News
A court of appeal in Vietnam upheld the death sentence on a 49-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City, who poisoned 13 people to death with cyanide, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Thursday.

    The People's Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday upheld the verdict passed by the People's Court of southern Binh Duong province last September on Le Thanh Van who on the charges of murder, robbery and illegal possession of toxic chemicals.

    The defendant appropriated nearly 20,000 US dollars in Vietnamese and US bank notes, a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from the city and the southernprovinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, between January 1998 and August 2001.

    Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide, the paper said.

 

20050203: Death sentence upheld for Vietnamese serial killer Hanoi Serial Killer News
A court of appeal in Vietnam upheld the death sentence on a 49-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City, who poisoned 13 people to death with cyanide, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Thursday.

The People's Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday upheld the verdict passed by the People's Court of southern Binh Duong province last September on Le Thanh Van who on the charges of murder, robbery and illegal possession of toxic chemicals.

The defendant appropriated nearly 20,000 US dollars in Vietnamese and US bank notes, a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from the city and the southernprovinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, between January 1998 and August 2001.

Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide, the paper said.

 

20040903: Death penalty for Vietnamese Black Widow Poisoner Hanoi Serial Killer News
A woman from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City was given death penalty for poisoning 13 people to death with cyanide, following an eight-day trial, said a local court official on Friday. ..Le Thanh Van, 48, was also on the charge of robbery and illegalpossession of toxic chemicals, said the official from the Binh Duong People's Court which passed the verdict on Wednesday. ..The defendant appropriated nearly 242 million Vietnamese dong (VND) (15,400 US dollars), a radio cassette player a mobile phone from the 13 victims, who were from Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai, from January 1998 to August 2001. ..Taking full advantages of her lovely face, sweet voice and goodcommand of medicine, Van tried to make friends with rich people, and then fooled them into drinking water or eating foods containing cyanide. She even poisoned her mother-in-law and a brother-in-law partly due to family conflicts. ..Van's accomplice, her 31-year-old husband without a marriage certificate, named Dinh Danh Quang was given a jail term of 21 years for helping her kill a motorbike taxi driver. ..Local investigators are still looking into the case, since Van is suspected to have involving in eight other cases of poisonings,which killed three people, including her two ex-husbands, and injured 13 others, said the official.
 

20040825: Vietnamese black widow poisoner on trial Hanoi Serial Killer News
A Vietnamese woman accused of killing 13 people with poison has gone on trial in the southern province of Binh Duong. .Court officials said Le Thanh Van admitted she killed them so she could steal their possessions and money. ..She is accused of poisoning her victims, who included several family members, by putting cyanide into their drinks or food. ..She could face the death sentence if convicted for the killings, which took place between 1998 and 2001. ..Le Thanh Van, 48, admitted killing her victims, including her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and foster mother, to steal money and goods worth more than $US15,000, said Nguyen Thanh Tung, an official with Binh Duong People's Court. ..The state-run Phap Luat newspaper said she faked her victims' wills and other documents. ..She was arrested twice between 1998 and 2000, but was later released for lack of evidence. ..Van will stand trial alongside her boyfriend. They are both charged with murder and robbery. .. .
 

20040823: Vietnam to try alleged black widow poisoner Binh Duong Serial Killer News
Vietnam is set to try a 48-year-old woman who confessed to poisoning 13 people in what might be the country's first prosecution of a serial killer..Le Thanh Van, who will face a court on August 24, told police she used cyanide to murder her victims in order to steal their possessions, according to state media reports..Van's victims allegedly included her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and foster mother, as well as acquaintances and lovers..The state-run Phap Luat newspaper says the killings took place between 1998 and 2001..Police are also investigating whether Van, a mother of two who did not work outside the home, murdered her businessman husband..Serial killers are practically unheard of in Vietnam, where newspapers have eagerly published accounts of Van's alleged crimes..The newspaper report said Van took all the victims to hospital after administering the poison in an attempt to cover up her involvement..After the victims died, she faked their wills and other documents to steal their possessions, estimated at a total of $26,000, the report said..Van will appear in a court in southern province Binh Duong along with her boyfriend, who is 20 years younger and who is accused of aiding her crime spree..They are charged with murder and robbery, both punishable by death by firing squad.
 


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