Ala. dad in 4 kids bridge deaths pleads guilty

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Vietnamese refugee accused of tossing his four young children to their deaths from a coastal Alabama bridge has pleaded guilty and asked to be put to death.

Lam Luong told a state court judge in Mobile on Thursday that he was pleading quilty to capital murder in the deaths at Dauphin Island Bridge on Jan. 8, 2008. He also asked for the death penalty.

The plea was made at a hearing on a change of venue motion. His trial is scheduled to start Monday.

Luong, who speaks Vietnamese, spoke to Circuit Judge Charles Graddick through an interpreter.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Sad Location: Alabama on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    It is sad that when a father can kill his 4 babies and then as the court to let him take the easy way out by putting him to death. I do not think that is fair to the mother or other family members of those poor babies. If granted the death penalty when will our country wake up and find better justice for what this type of parent is doing to their children. To the mom of these babies, I am sorry for your loss.
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