The defendant, Gong Xiangyou, committed the crime of organizing and leading underworld-like organizations, intentional injury, affray, prostitution, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms. Several crimes were punished concurrently, and the death penalty was decided to be executed with a two-year suspension. On the morning of December 18, the Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court held a court session to adjudicate the first instance of 18 members of a triad gang. Gong Xiangyou, leader of the gang, was sentenced to death with a reprieve.
At the scene of the court, Gong Xiangyou heard the news, his legs weakened and fell to the ground.
Li Zhiqiang, the chief judge of the court, said that the verdict reflected Guiyangs determination to crack down on the evil and black forces severely. The court will uphold the spirit of respecting the evil and punishing them severely.
A. Clear division of labour among underworld groups
At 9:30 a.m. on the 18th, the Guiyang Intermediate Court officially opened a court to adjudicate. The courts were full, and many citizens came to the hearing. Following the attendance of judges, judges and peoples jurors, the judicial police brought 18 defendants into the courts and remained silent.
Reporters learned that the accused, Gong Xiangyou, 26 years old, lives in the vicinity of Yeyatang, Yunyan District, Guiyang City. In 2011, Gong Xiangyou was sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment for robbery. In 2015, after his release from prison, Gong Xiangyou did not want to repent. He was entangled with Zhao Cailong and Zhu Anyue, who were released from prison. Peng Bing, Wang Fayin, Ao Xin and Deng Chenggang were also organized to organize illegal prostitution activities near Tea Garden Village, Yunyan District, Guiyang City, and illegally amass money.
From March 2016 to September 2017, Gong Xiangyou enclosed and developed the defendants Yang Jun, Luo Jiangchun, Li Hu, Yang Fucheng, Jiang Shuang, Ma Haoxiang and Yang Shaoyong, and gradually controlled the tea garden village and its adjacent areas in Yunyan District of Guiyang City through several illegal and criminal acts such as intentional injury, mass fighting, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms. Several hotels in Century City and Erpu District have been engaged in illegal prostitution by issuing small cards.
At the same time, the Gang also formed a triad-like organization with the defendant Gong Xiangyou as its leader, the defendant Zhao Cailong, Zhu Anyue and Ma Haoxiang as its backbone members and active participants, and the other defendants Peng Bing, Wang Fayin, Aoxin, Yang Jun, Luo Jiangchun, Li Hu, Yang Fucheng, Jiang Shuang and Yang Shaoyong as their general participants. Gong Xiangyou takes the name of Jinyang Little Friend as his own.
B. Several Crimes Causing One Death
On the evening of September 20, 2017, Zhao Cailong, the defendant, noticed that someone else had issued a solicitation card in the hotel, and immediately reported it to Gong Xiangyou. Gong Xiangyou learnt that he took the gang members to the hotel with 14 knives and was ready to run away the other card issuers.
At 2:00 a.m. on September 21, Zhao Cailong and others saw two women passing by and thought they were prostitutes. They searched them forcibly and let them go after confirming that they were not prostitutes. Liu then called his boyfriend Zhang Mou, Zhang Mou invited Zhao Mou and others to come forward to her girlfriend.
When Zhang and others got out of the car, they rushed to Zhao Cailong and others. Zhao Cailong thought that Zhang and others were other members of the delivery of prostitutes, and shouted cut them down. Therefore, Gong Xiangyou and others pursued and chopped a pedestrian of Zhang. After discovering that Zhang was seriously injured, Gong Xiangyou and others fled the scene quickly, and Zhang died at the scene of the case.
According to the identification, the victim Zhang Mou-tie was slashed on the head by others with sharp instruments, and died of severe craniocerebral injury. The trauma suffered by Zhao Mou-tie belongs to the second grade of minor injury.
According to Gong Xiangyou, his crimes include not only intentionally injuring criminals and gathering to fight, but also organizing prostitution, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms. Other members of the gang are also suspected of several charges, including gathering and fighting, intentional destruction of property, extortion, intentional injury, robbery and so on. On September 20, 2017, before the death of the victim Zhang Mou, Ma Haoxiang, a member of the gang, made an appointment with a man on the live network platform for trivial matters, and then ended up fearing that the other party would come to the place of the engagement in the future.
Reporters learned that, through the efforts of the public prosecution law department, Gong Xiangyou and his underworld gangs committed crimes with sufficient evidence, including court trial evidence, accused confessions, victim statements, witness testimony, material evidence, documentary evidence, expert opinions, on-site investigation, inspection, identification transcripts and photographs, video materials, etc.
C. The principal offender was sentenced to death with a reprieve and all the remaining members were sentenced.
Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court held that Gong Xiangyou, the defendant, gathered other criminal organizations of underworld nature formed by the development of the defendants, with a complete structure, clear hierarchy, stable relations, close ties, and a clear division of labor and organizational discipline. Under the organization and leadership of the defendant Gong Xiangyou, the gang controlled the illegal prostitution trade of Chayuan Village and its surrounding hotels in Yunyan District of Guiyang City through several illegal and criminal acts such as intentional injury, gathering and fighting, organizing prostitution, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms, endangering one party, causing great psychological coercion and panic to the people in the area and its vicinity, and the publics sense of security is obvious. This has seriously undermined the local social and economic order and caused great social harm.
In accordance with the relevant regulations of the Criminal Law of the Peoples Republic of China and the relevant provisions of the Interpretation of the Supreme Peoples Court on the Application of the Criminal Procedure Law of the Peoples Republic of China, the intermediate peoples court of Guiyang yesterday convicted the defendant Gong Xiangyou of organizing and leading underworld-like organizations, sentenced him to eight yearsimprisonment, deprivation of political rights for two years, and confiscation of all personal property. For the crime of intentional injury, the death penalty shall be imposed with a two-year suspension of execution and deprivation of political rights for life; for the crime of gathering and fighting, the sentence shall be eight yearsimprisonment; for the crime of organizing prostitution, the sentence shall be nine years imprisonment and a fine of RMB 100,000; for the crime of kidnapping, the sentence shall be five yearsimprisonment and a fine of RMB 20,000; for the crime of illegal possession of firearms, the sentence shall be one year imprisonment. Several crimes were concurrently punished, and the death penalty was decided to be executed with a two-year suspension, deprivation of political rights for life, and confiscation of all personal property was imposed with a fine of 120,000 yuan.
In addition, according to the relevant legal provisions, the Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court sentenced the defendants Zhao Cailong, Ma Haoxiang to life imprisonment and deprivation of political rights for life, while the remaining defendants were sentenced to 20 to 1 year of fixed-term imprisonment respectively.
At the scene, the reporter saw that when hearing the courts judgment, the defendant Gong Xiangyous legs were weak, almost kneeling to the ground, and then his hands hugged his face, crying from time to time.
D. Applause the hearings
Its really a pleasure to the public and helps to purify the social atmosphere. Mr. Yang, a resident who came to the hearing, is a hotel practitioner. He believes that the verdict helped the hotel industry to eliminate potential safety hazards and deter the evil forces.
At the end of the 18-day verdict, reporters visited and found that the citizens who came to the hearing applauded the verdict and expressed their approval. Mr. Gao, a member of the public at the hearing, said that gangs of underworld had seriously violated the safety of the people. The courts verdict showed the justice of the law and showed him the determination of Guiyang City to carry out the special struggle against underworld and evil. He believed that with the further development of the special struggle, Guiyang peoples sense of security and satisfaction would continue to improve, and Guiyangs livable environment would continue to rise.
Reporters learned that since the start of this years special struggle to eradicate gangsters and evils, Guiyang has fully implemented the spirit of the Central Committee, forming a high-pressure situation of punishing gangsters and evil forces and their umbrellas severely according to law. A number of disorders in key industries and key areas have been initially rectified, grass-roots organizations have been strengthened, social order in the city has continued to improve, and peoples sense of security has been further enhanced.
Li Zhiqiang, presiding judge of Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court, said that Guiyang Intermediate Peoples Court would continue to maintain a high-pressure situation against the evil forces, uphold the spirit of respecting and speeding up, and crack down severely and punish them severely according to law.
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Source: responsible editor of Guiyang Evening News: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310