SCOTUS Ruling Allows Alabama To Execute Immigrant Who Murdered His Four Young Kids
There are certain heinous acts that simply deserve the death penalty, and willfully abusing children is certainly one of those!
Lam Luong, a Vietnamese refugee and part-time shrimp worker, was convicted in 2009 for murdering all four of his children and sentenced to death.
His defense lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court for a hearing, saying their client did not get a fair trial because of the publicity surrounding his case, the Associated Press reports.
But the Supreme Court denied the motion and allowed the State of Alabama carry out the death sentence.
Luong murdered his four children after an argument with his common-law wife, Kieu Phan, Fox News reported.
The oldest child, Ryan Phan, was only 3 years old at the time, and he was Kieu's son from a previous relationship. The other children were Hannah Luong, 2, Lindsey Luong, 1, and Danny Luong, 4 months.
Luong, 38 at the time of crime, put the children in a van and then threw them over a coastal bridge near Mobile, Alabama, on Jan. 7, 2008.
Months after the murder, Lam wrote a letter in Vietnamese to Judge Charles Graddick, confessing to the murder and asking to be put to death, AL.com noted.
But shortly after, he recanted the confession and his case went to trial.