Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned in Schuylkill River

Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed and kicked into the Schuylkill River.

Yet the 21-year-old took the witness stand in Philadelphia on Tuesday and described the night his two friends were killed.

Voong is testifying at a preliminary hearing Tuesday for 42-year-old murder suspect Tam Le.

Authorities said the victims were 31-year-old Vu "Kevin" Huynh, described as a popular singer in Vietnam, and his 28-year-old brother Viet.

The survivor was nearly killed last August while trying to deliver some of the $100,000 his friend Vu said he owed the defendant.

He instead used a rock to cut his wrist ties and crawled up the riverbank.

Le faces a double-murder charge after a judge at the preliminary hearing sent the case to trial.

Police said the victims' debt may stem from drugs or casino gambling.
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