Man jailed for 26 years for acid attack on woman who turned down his love

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Nguyen Van Dung, 32, at a trial in Ho Chi Minh City March 31, 2015 for intending to kill a woman with acid after he turned down his romantic offer. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre Nguyen Van Dung, 32, at a trial in Ho Chi Minh City March 31, 2015 for intending to kill a woman with acid after he turned down his romantic offer. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced a man to 26 years in jail after his acid attack on a woman who rejected his romantic proposal left her and six other women injured.
Nguyen Van Dung, 32, was convicted of murder and aggravated battery, local media reported.
Though no one died in the attack in November 2013, under Vietnamese laws acts clearly intended to kill are tantamount to murder, regardless of the attacker's success.
According to the indictment, Dung, a migrant from the southern province of Ben Tre, knew the victim, Hong Kim Huoi, in 2009.
He revealed his affections for her in 2011, but she turned him down, saying she already had a boyfriend.
Dung kept making threatening phone calls and text messages, saying he would do something to hurt her.
Huoi filed a complaint to the police in May 2013, seeking for protection. But she withdrew it several months later as she prepared to come back to her hometown in the Mekong Delta to prepare for her wedding.
On November 3, 2013, Dung drove by her rent house HCMC's District 5 and saw she was about to leave.
He rushed back to his rent house nearby to fetch a can of acid and threw it straight at her.
Her three sisters, a neighbor women and her two daughters standing nearby were also splashed with acid.
Huoi had sustained injuries to 44 percent of her body, including partial facial deformation.
The neighbor woman lost one eye while others suffer minor burns.
Dung was also required to pay the victims VND1.3 billion (US$60,400) of medical costs.

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