Vietnamese man sentenced to 15 years for murder

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Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) A Vietnamese man who stabbed a compatriot to death and injured two other people in New Taipei last year was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for murder and causing bodily harm.

The sentence was handed down by the Taiwan High Court, which upheld the lower court's verdict in the case but reduced the sentence on Bui Tien-dung from 16.5 years to 15.

Bui was convicted of killing another Vietnamese, surnamed Pham, in a knife attack in June 2017 after Bui and Pham's friend got into a bitter quarrel at a restaurant in New Taipei, according to the court documents.

Although the two sides seemed to have patched up their quarrel shortly afterward, Bui's cousin went out and bought five knives, one of which he gave to Bui, according to the court.

Bui stabbed Pham with the knife and injured two other men, the court said.

Pham died before emergency workers could get him to hospital, while the other two victims suffered stab wounds to the back and arm, the court said.

After Bui has served his 15-year prison sentence, he will be deported, according to the authorities.

(By Hsiao Po-wen and CNA intern Wang Szu-chi)

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