La Vinh is the head of the Criminal Division of the People’s Court of Tianxin District, Hunan Province, China and the person in charge of adjudicating the case. She has witnessed many cases of husband assaulting his wife in criminal trials, but there are few people who “act decisively, with a cold and thorny attitude” like Dang Mo (names of characters in the article have been published). change). He stabbed his wife dozens of times with a fatal knife, and only stopped when many people coerced and dissuaded him.
Dang Mo confessed that the first knife was stabbed in the stomach of his wife, standing in front of the court he also made a gesture to describe the scene “very vividly”.
“I used the handle of the knife to ‘lightly hit’ her head once, but it was only reluctantly.” – Dang Mo, the cold-blooded husband and also the suspect being sued in court, still insists that he didn’t do it intentionally.
But the autopsy results announced by the court made everyone present there goosebumps. After Dang Mo used a knife handle to “lightly hit” his wife’s head, he continued to stab the victim more than 20 times, causing her scalp to be torn in many places, even leaving a few foreign bodies due to broken skulls stuck inside. .
“In all the years we’ve been together, I’ve never spoken harshly to her.” – Dang Mo said.
On the day of the incident in October 2020, he had just arrived at the supermarket where his wife worked when he heard her and her sister discussing divorce. To hold on to his wife, he decided to put his pride aside, kneeling down and begging her. However, the wife still refused to change her mind.
The results showed that the body of the victim Chau Mo suffered more than 20 knives and all were serious injuries
Dang Mo was deeply saddened by his wife’s attitude, he said that the money owed to buy a house, money to repair the facade and pay school fees for the children were all borne by him, but the wife could only enjoy. , still lamenting “Life is too boring, want to change a new life”.
“The economic burden fell on my shoulders, so I had to work 2 jobs at the same time, but my wife never asked me a question. On the day when I was off at home, she went away all day, until late at night. didn’t want to come back, video call only took 3 minutes and then hung up and used the excuse that there was no network.” – Dang Mo recounts his grievances to the judge and prosecutor.
While Dang Mo kept listing the things he did, that he cared about his wife but she was too indifferent to him, Chau Mo was also sitting outside the courtroom listening to the trial. She wore a wide-brimmed hat that covered her face. After being assaulted and severely injured by her husband, she lost the ability to communicate normally.
Victim Chau Mo (left) and defendant Dang Mo (right)
Dang Mo’s love affair with the victim was passionate for nearly a year, at first she was overwhelmed by her boyfriend’s willingness to pay. After dating for a few months, the victim agreed to marry because he believed that Dang Mo’s family had a lot of real estate and promises. “I take care of you” his. However, when she returned to the same house, it was not until she gave birth to a child that she discovered that her husband was just a civil servant with a limited income.
Due to the raging epidemic, Dang Mo’s economic situation fell into a state of mystery and it was revealed that he was not a giant, so the two had a conflict. According to the victim’s sister, before getting married, he boasted that he owned a lot of real estate and actively persuaded his wife to quit the office job. But not long after giving birth, her sister had to apply for a job at the supermarket. Due to the hardships of manual work, the victim asked for a divorce. After trying everything to hold on to the failed love, Dang Mo was extremely angry and had the intention to kill his wife.
According to the surveillance camera at the supermarket at that time, when Dang Mo took the knife, he gently stroked the blade with his finger to check the sharpness. Only by that action can it be analyzed that he fully intends for the next action, not immediately angry. After the trial, Dang Mo was sentenced to 4 years in prison for attempted murder.
La Vinh believes that the cause of the above behaviors is usually the two sides’ feelings based on money, so it’s very fragile, just a light touch will break. And an insincere relationship built on a pedestal of money will not be happy for long.