Vietnam police declare fatal shooting of couple inside car as murder-suicide

By Do Truong, Thanh Nien News

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A car in which a man and his mistress were found dead in the southern province of Binh Duong on August 15, 2014. The case was concluded as a murder-suicide. Photo: Do Truong A car in which a man and his mistress were found dead in the southern province of Binh Duong on August 15, 2014. The case was concluded as a murder-suicide. Photo: Do Truong
Police in the southern province of Binh Duong have dropped a shooting case that involved two deaths inside a car last August, concluding that it was a murder-suicide. 
Dinh Khac Tu, 42, shot his mistress Bui Thi Thoi, 38, to death before committing suicide, said Nguyen Xuan Hau, a senior investigator. 
She wanted to end the affair with Tu and get married, he added. 
The couple, both lived in Ho Chi Minh City, was found dead in his car on August 15, next to a shotgun and 41 bullets.
The woman had seven gunshot wounds in her head, back, shoulders, and other places, while the man had three in his head and chest.
Hau said they found no signs of a third party at the crime scene.
Asked how Tu could kill himself by shooting into his chest twice before taking another shot in his head, the officer said the chest shots missed his heart, so he was still alive by then.
The married man once served three years in prison for “murder” and “illegally using military weapons,” according to the officer. He also had lots of gambling debts.
 

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