A female prisoner in Vietnam evaded execution after paying a fellow inmate £1,600 for his semen - which she used to impregnate herself. Death row convict Nguyen Thi Hue, 42, paid the male inmate at the mixed prison to twice leave his sperm in plastic bags at a mutually agreed hiding place in the jail. She collected the bags and used a syringe to impregnate herself, thereby forcing authorities to commute her death sentence to one of life imprisonment.
The 27-year-old male inmate, Nguyen Tuan Hung, allegedly gave her the bags in the Quang Ninh province jail sometime in August 2015. Four guards at the northern Vietnam prison have reportedly suspended for negligence.
Nguyen - described as 'strangely seductive' - was arrested in 2012 for drug trafficking and sentenced to death in 2014. 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.