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Are Prosecutors Concealing Firefighter, Property Management Negligence in Nanny Arson Case?

Mo Huanjing stands trial at Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court Thursday. The day before she started the fire, she stole a luxury watch from her employer, pawned it and lost all the money gambling. Photo: VCG
Mo Huanjing stands trial at Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court Thursday. The day before she started the fire, she stole a luxury watch from her employer, pawned it and lost all the money gambling. Photo: VCG

When Mo Huanjing deliberately lit a fire in her employer’s home, the domestic helper thought she could extinguish it quickly and get her boss to lend her more money out of gratitude.

But the blaze went out of control, killing her employer Zhu Xiaozhen and Zhu’s three children — two boys aged 10 and 4 and a 7-year-old girl.

The June 22 blaze inside a posh apartment in the wealthy eastern city of Hangzhou has been back in the limelight, as Mo’s trial resumed on Thursday.

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