A Vietnamese female prisoner avoided execution after paying a fellow inmate $2,200 for his sperm, which she used to impregnate herself.
Death row convict Nguyen Thi Hue, 42, paid the male inmate at the co-ed prison to leave his semen in plastic bags at a mutually agreed stash spot in the prison on two different occasions. She collected the bags and used a syringe to impregnate herself, thereby forcing authorities to change her execution to one of life imprisonment.
The male inmate, 27 year old Nguyen Tuan Hung, reportedly gave her the bags in the Quang Ninh province jail sometime in August 2015. Four guards at the northern Vietnam prison have been suspended for negligence for allowing this miscarriage of justice to take place.
Nguyen was sentenced to death in 2014 after being charged with drug trafficking in 2012. A court rejected her appeal the same year. She is now expected to give birth in about two months. Under Vietnamese law, Nguyen will have her death sentence commuted to life imprisonment for having a child under 3 years of age.