Man gets capital murder in 4 kids bridge deaths

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A jury has convicted a south Alabama man of capital murder in the deaths of four young children tossed from a coastal bridge last year.

The jury deliberated only about 40 minutes Thursday in convicting 39-year-old Lam Luong, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam at 14. He showed no emotion when the verdict was read.

Prosecutors said he threw the four kids from atop the 80-foot-high span of Dauphin Island bridge after an argument with his wife. Three of the children were his, the fourth was his wife's with another man.

The jury returns Friday for to make a recommendation of death or life without parole in the penalty phase. The judge is not bound by that recommendation.

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

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  • by Mike Location: Enterprise, AL on Mar 20, 2009 at 04:31 AM
    Life without Parole????? This guys need to be put to death within the next few days not 20 years down the road,thats whats wrong with the prison system now, we feed, cloth, and house cold blooded killers for their whole life when the shouldnt even spend the night in prison, Maybe the guys in prison will deal with him like he should be dealt with.
  • by Proud Daddy Location: Ashford on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:39 PM
    Would punishment by the whip be to light?
  • by just me Location: geneva on Mar 19, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    I wish someone would throw his sorry butt off the bridge
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