Vietnamese police arrested Sunday a Taiwanese who had stabbed his Vietnamese wife to death at her home in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho the same day.
Can Tho police said Monday that they apprehended a 72-year-old Taiwanese man, whose name is translated into Vietnamese as Ly A Duc, after he killed La My Hanh, his 48-year-old Vietnamese wife, who lived in An Hoa Ward, Ninh Kieu District.
According to investigators, Duc arrived at Hanh’s home on Sunday afternoon and a quarrel broke out between them. Duc then used a knife to repeatedly stab Hanh.
The man ran away after the attack but he was seized by local police officers and residents shortly.
The victim was taken to a hospital but she died on the way, police said.
In 2014, Duc and Hanh married and later they left Vietnam for Taiwan, police said.
After living in Taiwan for half a year, Hanh decided to return to Vietnam.
Duc then contacted Hanh by telephone many times, asking her to come back to Taiwan to live with him, but she turned him down.
In early 2015, Duc flew from Taiwan to Vietnam and met Hanh in Can Tho’s Chau Thanh District.
After failing to persuade Hanh to come back to Taiwan with him, Duc threatened her with a knife and splashed boiling water onto her.
While local police were dealing with Duc’s assault on Hanh, the woman waived her claim against her husband, so they only gave him an administrative penalty and allowed the man to return to Taiwan.
However, Duc arrived in Vietnam again on May 2 and rented a hotel room in Can Tho, with a view to meeting Hanh again, news website VietNamNet reported.
A day later, he came to Hanh’s home and continued to convince her to fly back to Taiwan with him.
As Hanh still rejected his plea, Duc stabbed her in the abdomen many times, according to the newswire.