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At 0:00 on March 13, the family was still on duty at Saint Paul General Hospital, waiting to receive the body of a 3-year-old girl, D.NA, in the Thach That district of Hanoi. Baby A. was nailed to the head by his mother’s lover and brutally tortured, and died after 2 months of intensive care.
Lawyer Le Hong Hien, Director of Law Firm Le Hong Hien and Associates which protects the legal rights and interests of baby D.NA, said that the authorities have completed legal procedures and carried out an autopsy on the body.
Lawyers revealed that, following an autopsy, authorities determined that there were 10 nails on A.’s head, not the 9 as previously reported. The wooden nail, which is about 1-2 inches long, was handed over to the police for use in the investigation process.
The plan was that the family would take baby A. to be cremated in Ba Vi, then take her ashes back to Thach That village on the morning of March 13.
From a legal perspective, according to lawyer Hien, because baby A. has died, 30-year-old Nguyen Trung Huyen, a carpenter, will face the highest death penalty for the crime of “murder”.
“I feel very sad, because only 2-3 days ago, his health underwent good changes such as moving his hands and feet. I prayed for a miracle but he did not survive”, said Law Master Hien sadly.
Lawyer Le Hong Hien – defender of baby A’s rights and legitimate interests.
Earlier, on the evening of January 17, Thach That District General Hospital received a 3-year-old girl, D.NA, from Canh Nau commune, Thach That district, who was hospitalized in a coma and convulsions. Baby A. was transferred to Saint Paul General Hospital. After a scan, he found 9 nails in his skull.
On January 20, City Police. Hanoi sued and detained Nguyen Trung Huyen, 30, a carpenter, lover of baby A’s mother. At the police station, Huyen admitted to nailing the girl’s head. Previously, the baby was hospitalized for pesticide poisoning, broken arm, swallowed nails, earache, all caused by Huyen.
The family said that Do Huu Chung and Nguyen Thi Luyen (A.’s mother) had been married for more than 10 years. The couple came together not out of love, but through an arranged marriage. Because Mr. Chung is not agile, Bu Luyen is the breadwinner of the family. Both gave birth to 3 children.
In February 2021, Luyen left, leaving the children to be raised by the grandparents. Three months later, Luyen returned to pick up his children, both of whom were divorced. Two older children live with their grandparents in Canh Nau commune, the youngest D.NA lives with their mother.