CHINA: MAN WHO KILLED JUDGE OVER DIVORCE TRIAL SENTENCED TO DEATH
January 21, 2021:
A man in China was sentenced to death on 18 January 2021 for killing the judge who presided over his divorce. (Fonti: NYPost, 18/01/2021)
Wu Dere was ordered to be executed for stabbing to death judge Hao Jian, 56, with a knife he brought to court in Heilongjiang Province, the state-run outlet China Daily reported.
The father-of-two had allegedly been angry about the outcome of his divorce proceedings.
Hao had ruled that Wu could keep his 160,000-yuan ($24,643) apartment, but would have to 80,000 yuan ($12,321) to his estranged wife, China Daily reported.
He would also have to give her the 200,000 yuan ($30,804) that they earned from pig breeding.
Wu appealed the decision to a higher court and then asked Hao for the property certificate, but the judge told him that it would be returned when the appeal was over.
After drinking on 13 November, Wu took a knife with him to the court to find Hao, the report said.
He then stabbed Hao in the chest before others intervened and restrained him, the outlet reported.
Despite attempts to save him, the judge bled to death, according to a report.
Wu was convicted of intentional homicide and ordered to pay 650,000 yuan ($100,115) to the judge’s family, the outlet reported.
“He showed contempt for the judicial authority, took another’s life and seriously damaged public security, so we decided to give him capital punishment and ordered him to pay compensation,” the court said.