Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Five acquitted in Salt nightclub case

The Victorian Court of Appeal has acquitted five men, and reduced the sentences for two others, jailed over the Salt nightclub killings at South Yarra in 2002.

James Huynh died from wounds after being attacked with a sword, following a fight that broke out at the Salt nightclub.

His two cousins drowned in the Yarra River trying to flee from their attackers.

Today, in the Court of Appeal, the main instigators, Cuong Lam and Hung Van had their sentences halved. They will serve a minimum of 15 years jail.

They were also acquitted of the murders of the two cousins who drowned.

Three other men, Long Tran, Hong Bui and Hoang Tran, who had been jailed for aiding and abetting the sword murder of James Huynh, have also been acquitted.

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