On November 6, the intermediate people’s Court of Fuyang City, Anhui Province, publicly tried the defendant Wu Hongliang’s intentional homicide case and pronounced a judgment in court.
The court sentenced the defendant Wu Hongliang to death for intentional homicide, deprived his political rights for life, and compensated the plaintiff with a total of 197592.5 yuan of funeral expenses.
It was found that:
After drinking, the defendant, Wu Hongliang, had conflicts with his wife, brother-in-law and his brother-in-law and held a grudge against him. He was angry at his father-in-law, his mother-in-law and his family members, resulting in murderous thoughts. From March 21 to March 31, 2020, he went to the victim’s residence with a knife at night for many times, but failed to commit the crime. In the early morning of March 31, 2020, the defendant Wu Hongliang went to the victim’s residence again with a knife. Taking advantage of the victim’s family’s sleeping opportunity, Wu Hongliang killed his parents in law and his grandchildren on the spot. Three of them were minors. The youngest victim was only 3 years old. The defendant, Wu Hongliang, fled the scene after committing the crime.
After hearing, Fuyang intermediate people’s court held that:
The defendant, Wu Hongliang, was dissatisfied with his parents in law due to family disputes. He deliberately retaliated and took violent means to illegally deprive others of their lives, resulting in the death of five people. His behavior has constituted the crime of intentional homicide, and should be punished according to law and bear the corresponding civil liability for compensation. The defendant, Wu Hongliang, committed a very bad crime with extremely cruel means, extremely serious consequences and great personal danger. Although he confessed the facts of the crime truthfully after he arrived at the case and had confessed, it was not enough to give him a lighter punishment. According to the facts, nature, circumstances and harm to society of the defendant Wu Hongliang, the court made the above judgment after discussion and decision of the judicial committee of the court.