Man Throws His 4 Kids From Bridge

Victims range in age from 4 months to 3 years; bodies still missing
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2008 10:14 PM CST
Members of the Mobile County Sheriff's Flotilla stand near their boats after suspending search operations for missing children, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Cedar Point, just north of Dauphin Island, Ala....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – An Alabama fisherman confessed to throwing his four young children to their deaths off an 80-foot bridge, the AP reports. Lam Luong, a 37-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, initially told police the children—ranging in age from 4 months to 3 years—were missing before admitting yesterday he had thrown them off the Dauphin Island Bridge near Mobile.

Luong, who has been charged with four counts of capital murder, was addicted to crack-cocaine and had been arguing with his wife, his brother-in-law said, and the family initially feared Luong had traded the children in order to buy drugs. Police confirmed Luong had a drug habit but gave no other details. He is due in court tomorrow.