Saturday 16 December 2017

Death for hurling toddler to ground

Han Lei is handcuffed by police officers after the verdict was read in a court in Beijing, China (AP)
Han Lei is handcuffed by police officers after the verdict was read in a court in Beijing, China (AP)

A man has been sentenced to death for killing a toddler by hurling her to the ground in an argument with her mother over a parking space.

Han Lei, 39, grabbed the two-year-old from her pram and threw her to the ground in Beijing in an incident that horrified the Chinese public.

The girl was severely injured and died days later in a hospital. Han fled the scene but police caught him the following day.

The Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced Han to death, and a second man who drove him away from the scene was given five years for attempting to cover up a crime.

Press Association

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