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Pham Thi Thien Ha – The mastermind of “concreting the body” collapsed in court

2021-11-17 Source:newsbeezer.com Author:newsbeezer.com

The appeal hearing only lasted a while this morning. Image: Duong Trang.

On the morning of March 15, around 30 mobile and ordinary police officers were defending the trial of Pham Thi Thien Ha in the High-Level People̵

7;s Court in Ho Chi Minh City. Trinh Thi Hong Hoa (68 years old, mother Ha) and Nguyen Ngoc Tam Huyen, 42 years old. Only people with invitations are allowed to participate.

Ha looked tired and was carried into the courtroom. After talking to his lawyer for a few minutes, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Chien (Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association), the defendant cried. “When Ha was brought to court, he knew his father had passed away in September 2020 and was shocked,” Chien said.


Pham Thi Thien Ha was led out of the courtroom. Image: Duong Trang.

Ha carries a first-instance death sentence for a crime killing Due to the fact that they were identified as the masterminds of the murders of Tran Duc Linh (52 years old, a native of Nghe An) and Tran Chi Thanh (28 years old, resident of Ho Chi Minh City), the body was identified with Poured concrete to prevent grief. The defendant requested relief from his sentence because he said he did not kill Mr. Linh, had no motivation, and only acted to protect the group.

The defendant Hoa was sentenced to 13 years in prison and the defendant Huyen was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the crime killing and Don’t denounce criminals All appealed for the sentence to be reduced.

The only person who did not appeal was 31-year-old Le Ngoc Phuong Thao, who accepted a 22-year prison term for two crimes. However, the defendant is still being taken to the appeal session to resolve issues related to the case.

In addition, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh (50 years old, mother of the victim Tran Chi Thanh, 28 years old) appealed that “her child is not dead” and asked for clarification. This position was taken by her in the first instance trial when she asked the court not to process 4 defendants because they had not killed Thanh and thought that their son was still alive.

After the trial, Ha reportedly felt dizzy and nauseous and refused the medical service. The representative of VKS therefore asked the body to postpone the process. When Ha was taken out of the courtroom, he collapsed.


Pham Thi Thien Ha is said to be shocked to learn that her father was dead. Image: Duong Trang.

According to the first instance ruling, Ha led a group of 8 people living under a sect, including Mr. Linh and Mr. Thanh.

In July 2018, the group rented a house in Lai Uyen City, Bau Bang District, Binh Duong Province to practice, but two of the group left the house. Fearing exposure, they moved to rent Mr. Nguyen Minh Vuong’s house in Hung Hoa Township. At the end of December 2018, this group rented an apartment in a tourist area in the Xuyen Moc district (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) to cultivate the “secession” phase.

Here Mr. Linh, exhausted after fasting for 10 days, fled, but was arrested by Ha and Thanh and beaten to death. After that, Ha’s whole group took the victim’s body to House No. 90 in Hung Hoa Township, tied it up with duct tape, put it in a plastic container, and poured concrete into it to avoid the smell.

Days later, Ha saw that Thanh often escaped late at night to eat, didn’t live by the rules … so he argued with the other three members to kill him. On March 15, 2019, Ha Thanh strangled and killed him. He then placed the victim’s body in a plastic container to pour concrete, as he did with Linh.

Two months later, the bodies of the two victims were discovered by the people. On May 18, Ha and three accomplices were arrested while trying to escape from a hotel in Thu Dau Mot City.