EDMONTON - An Edmonton man convicted of murder for stabbing his
estranged wife's lover in a jealous rage will spend more time in jail
before he is eligible for parole.
The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that Thieu Kham Tran can't apply for parole until her serves 15 years.
His original parole ineligibility was ten years, but the Crown was seeking 20 years.
2004, Tran fatally stabbed his wife's boyfriend, An Tran - who was no
relation - 37 times with two kitchen knives, and then severely wounded
her by cutting her across the face from ear to jaw.
was originally found guilty of manslaughter, but the conviction was
upgraded to second-degree murder in a previous appeal.
He was also found guilty of uttering death threats against his two young children.