In China, a man was sentenced to death for the massacre of the murderers of his mother, who died more than two decades ago. It is reported by the South China Morning Post.
36-year-old Zhang Koukou intends to appeal the verdict, the newspaper said.
On February 15, 2018, on the day of the New Year celebrations on the Chinese agricultural calendar, Zhang came to the house of his neighbors, whom he considered guilty of the death of his mother, who died in 1996 in Shanxi province.
According to the investigation, he several times stabbed 70-year-old Wang Zixin with a knife in the courtyard, then went into the house, took out another knife and two incendiary bottles. He also slaughtered Wang Zixin’s sons, 40-year-old Wang Zhenjun and 46-year-old Wang Xiaojun, then set fire to the car.
It is reported that Zhang’s mother Wang Xiuping died as a result of an argument with Wang Zhenjun 22 years ago. During the altercation, she struck him in the face with a piece of metal, and he in response struck the woman on the head with it, as a result of which she died. At the time, 13-year-old Zhang witnessed the incident, according to the case file.
Since at the time of the incident, Wang Zhenjun was a minor, and the woman herself started a fight, he was sentenced to seven years in prison, and the family of the deceased was obliged to pay a fine of 1.4 thousand dollars.