A death row inmate in Vietnam was able to escape her death sentence by getting pregnant with sperm of a fellow prisoner that she later inseminated into herself.
Nguyen Thi Hue was sentenced to death in 2014 after losing an appeal to a 2012 conviction for drug trafficking.
The 42-year old convict convinced a 27-year old fellow inmate at her Quang Ninh province prison to sell his sperm to her for $2,300 (£1,600), the state-owned Thanh Nien newspaper reported.
The male prisoner passed over syringes twice to Hue in August 2015 and as a result of successful insemination, Hue is now due this April.
Now, her sentence is expected to be converted to life imprisonment because she has a child under three years old.
Vietnamese law prohibits execution of mothers with children under 3 years of age. Under the law, Hue’s sentence will get commuted to life imprisonment.
Hue probably got the idea after reading up on another case back in 2007 where two prison guards in the northern province of Hoa Binh were jailed after they allowed a female inmate on death row to get pregnant with a male inmate, the paper said.
So many questions. Where did she get all that money from? Are female and male prisoners in the same facility? How did they exchange money for product?
The answers probably lie with the four guards suspended for negligence after Hue pulling this amazing stunt off.
The Chutzpah, eh!? Wow!