Police in the northern province of Hai Duong have arrested a man who allegedly electrocuted his wife to death on Monday for slapping him in the face.
Nguyen Chi Tuong, 64, turned himself in the same morning after a botched suicide attempt, local media reported.
A source from the police said Tuong and his 61-year-old wife had argued the previous day.
She reportedly scolded him and slapped him. He was angry but waited until she slept.
At 2 a.m. on Monday, he connected a wire to a socket and pressed the other end to his wife's body and kept it there until she died.
He tried to kill him the same way but it didn’t work, police said.
The couple had been fighting regularly the past several years, they said.