Hanoi man suspected in wife’s murder turns himself in

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Cao Xuan Quat, 24, turns himself in to police on Dec. 26. Photo provided by police Cao Xuan Quat, 24, turns himself in to police on Dec. 26. Photo provided by police


A man who confessed killing his wife in a Facebook posting last week turned himself in at a police station in Hanoi on Dec. 26.
Cao Xuan Quat, 24, had disappeared after the body of his wife was found on Dec. 19 in his parent’s house in Bac Tu Liem District
In a Facebook posting four days later, Quat confessed that he had killed his wife, Nguyen Thi Anh Trang, and apologised.
After turning himself in at Bac Tu Liem police station, Quat said he killed Trang, 24, after she told him she would “leave to marry someone else in a few years” when they were in a bedroom at his parent’s on Dec. 19 afternoon.
He said he hit her with a wooden chair in the head, and used a tower to strangle her to death despite her pleas.
Quat, an unemployed software developer, said he then stole VND50 million of his parent, lock the bedroom and left. Trang’s body was found in the evening by Quat’s father.
Quat, meanwhile, went out for a drink with some friends and later played games at an internet shop until 3 a.m. the next morning.
He then traveled to several pagodas and temples across the country to pray for his dead wife. He wrote the Facebook confession while in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 23, Quat said.
He returned to Hanoi to meet his parent on Dec. 26 before turning himself in later the same day.
The police said Saturday that they are investigating further.
Earlier on November, a court in Ho Chi Minh City handed down a death sentence to a local man, who had killed his ex-girlfriend before writing a confession on his Facebook timeline.
Dang Van Khuyen, 29, on April 2013 murdered his ex-girlfriend, who had decided to separate him because of his sickly jealousy.

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