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Shanghai Man Sentenced to Death for Child Murder

By Ge Mingning, Shen Fan, Ren Qiuyu and Zhao Runhua / May 23, 2019 02:17 PM / Politics & Law

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A court in Shanghai sentenced Huang Yichuan to death on Thursday for the “intentional murder” of two elementary school students.

Last June, the 29-year-old attacked children outside an elite private elementary school in Shanghai with a knife, two of whom later died from their injuries.

The court said Huang “inflicted severe violence on innocent children,” with “despicable motives” and “cruel means.”

A psychiatric evaluation commissioned by the Ministry of Justice showed that Huang suffered from a schizophrenic episode, a source told Caixin last year. The court acknowledged Huang’s illness on Thursday, but ruled that it had not affected his judgment.

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