Mobile County

Man who threw 4 children off Dauphin Island Bridge now back in Mobile Metro Jail

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The man convicted of murder after throwing his four children off of the Dauphin Island Bridge in 2008 is back in Mobile Metro Jail Wednesday afternoon. 

47-year-old Lam Luong is seen in the Mobile Metro Jail log, in for safe keeping. 

Luong was found guilty of throwing his four young children from the bridge on January 7, 2008.

According to court documents, Luong is scheduled for an appearance in court Thursday for a post-conviction proceeding.

Court documents say Luong's defense team wants to appoint him a new interpreter for the post-conviction proceedings. The defense team says his current interpreter, Tam Vo, must be disqualified because of a conflict of interest due to Vo being a potential witness. 

Lam Luong plead guilty in 2009 to capital murder and was sentenced to death.

Bayou La Batre police reported that he confessed to the killings as an act of revenge against the children's mother, Kieu Phan.

The bodies of the four children - Hannah Luong, 2, Ryan Phan, 3, Lindsey Luong, 1, and Danny Luong, 4 months - were recovered from waters off the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana during a search that involved hundreds of volunteers in aircraft, boats and on foot.

Luong initially reported the children missing, saying he had given them to his girlfriend, living in a hotel in Gulfport, Miss., and that she failed to return them. Prosecutors said he later broke down and confessed when the story didn't add up, but Luong said he was harassed into making a false confession.


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