Death sentence for killer of Philadelphia brothers


PHILADELPHIA — A Vietnam native convicted of murdering two brothers and dumping their bodies into a Philadelphia river has been sentenced to death.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 44-year-old Tam Minh Le showed no reaction when the jury announced its decision Friday.

Last week, jurors found Le guilty on all counts in the deaths of 31-year-old Vu “Kevin” Huynh and his 28-year-old brother Viet.

Prosecutors allege Le tortured and stabbed the brothers in August 2014 along with another man over a US$100,000 debt they owed him. All three were dumped into the Schuylkill River, their faces covered with duct tape and their legs weighted down with cement. One man survived.