Prosecutors in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Friday ratified murder charges against a South Korean man for stabbing a Vietnamese woman to death.
Lee Sang Jin, 38, has been charged with murdering Duong Thi Bi, 65, on March 25 last year, after Bi refused to let him continue seeing her daughter Ta Thi Xam, who was Lee's girlfriend.
According to the indictment, Lee stabbed Bi 16 times. The victim succumbed to her wounds on the way to hospital, while Lee was arrested on the site by police who were informed by locals.
He also injured Bi's other daughter, Ta Thi Mau, as well as her nephew Ta Minh Tan.
Police's investigations found that Xam first met Lee in the South Korean city of Dong Hae in 2010 when she had separated from her Korean husband.
After dating for some time, she left for Vietnam upon learning that Lee was already married with children.
But he followed her to Vietnam, persuading her to resume their relationship; they later returned to South Korea together.
After living together for some time, Xam left again for Vietnam due to his violent behavior.
Lee again followed her, but this time both Xam and her family repeatedly rejected his attempts at reconcilation.
Police said Lee has served time in South Korea for murder. In addition to his Korean wife, he also married another Vietnamese woman from the delta province of Hau Giang, they said.
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