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Maid Who Set Fatal Fire That Killed Family Sentenced to Death

Mo Huanjing (center) confessed in a Hangzhou court to deliberately starting a fire that killed four people, but while the confession could have earned her some leniency under the law, it was not enough to help her avoid the death sentence in this case. Photo: VCG
Mo Huanjing (center) confessed in a Hangzhou court to deliberately starting a fire that killed four people, but while the confession could have earned her some leniency under the law, it was not enough to help her avoid the death sentence in this case. Photo: VCG

A maid convicted of starting a fire at her boss’s home in June was sentenced to death on Friday for the arson, which killed her employer and her employer’s three children.

The Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court in the capital of the eastern province of Zhejiang handed down the death sentence for Mo Huanjing on Friday morning, following a one-day trial on Feb. 1.

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