A Ho Chi Minh City court has sentenced a 45-year-old woman to death for killing her husband, a police officer, last year.
Du Kim Lien was convicted March 29 of murdering Tran Xuan Chuyen, 52, a city traffic police officer by overdosing him on sleeping pills and injecting a pesticide.
She reportedly killed him for his refusal to sell their house to pay off her debts totaling VND1.3 billion (US$61,646).
He had wanted to divorce her.
On the night of March 11 last year she dissolved 10 sleeping pills in a glass of milk and gave it to him to drink.
The next morning, finding he was in a stupor but still alive, she put five more in some water and poured it into his mouth.
A day later she bought some pesticide and injected it into him, and Chueyn finally died. She told their children he had had a stroke.
But an autopsy revealed he had been killed by the pesticide and sleeping pills.
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