Zhang Deduction of Evening Killing Case II: Recognition of Mothers Revenge for Non-retaliatory Society

 Zhang Deduction of Evening Killing Case II: Recognition of Mothers Revenge for Non-retaliatory Society

Xin Jing Bao reported that his mother died 22 years ago in revenge. Shaanxi man Zhang Deduction killed three people with a knife on the eve of the night. On January 8, 2019, the Shaanxi Han Intermediate Court sentenced Zhang to withhold the death penalty and deprive him of political rights for life for the crime of intentional homicide and intentional destruction of property. Today (April 11), the second trial of the case was held in the Shanxi Provincial High Court. During the second trial, Zhang Deduction said that his actions were not retaliatory to society. At present, the case is still under trial.

Zhang detained the scene of the trial. Mapping of Shaanxi Higher Court

Three people were sentenced to death on New Years Eve

According to prosecution charges, on August 27, 1996, Zhangs mother, Wang Xiuping, was injured and killed by Wang Zhengjun, then 17, in a neighborhood dispute. On 5 December 1996, Wang Zhengjun was sentenced to seven yearsimprisonment. On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2018, Zhang Bunku, 35, discovered that Wang Zhengjun was at home for the Spring Festival. He bought hats, masks and other tools in order to get revenge. On February 15, 2018 (New Years Eve), Zhang Bunku saw Wang Zhengjun and his brother Wang Xuejun and his relatives go up to the mountains to worship their ancestors. He put on his hat and mask to camouflage. He carried a single-edged knife, toy gun and other people to follow Wang Zhengjun. When walking to the village road, Zhang Bunku first stabbed Wang Zhengjun with a single-edged knife.

When Wang Xuejun and others ran out of the scene in panic, Zhang buckled the knife and caught up with Wang Zhengjun for stabbing. During this period, Wang Xuejun fell into the roadside ditch and Zhang buckled jumped into the ditch and continued stabbing Wang Xuejun until Wang Xuejun collapsed in the ditch and remained still, and then returned to stabbing Wang Zhengjun who had fallen down on the roadside. Then Zhang buckled into Wang Zhengjuns father Wang Zixins courtyard, stabbing Wang Zixin with a knife until Wang Zixin fell to the ground. Zhang returned home with a kitchen knife, a red wine bottle with petrol and a beer bottle. He came to Wang Xuejuns car and chopped up the window glass of the car with a kitchen knife. He lit two wine bottles and threw them into the car, causing serious damage to the rear of the car. Then Zhang fled the scene. After 120 examinations, all three victims died. On February 17 of the same year, Zhang detained the case to the public security organs. Zhang Deduction acknowledges the facts of the crime charged in the indictment. He said that all the contents of the indictment were true except that Wang Zhengjun had not been supplemented.

Defenders said that the conviction evidence of Zhangs withholding case was insufficient, and was triggered by the blood case 22 years ago. After Zhangs withholding case occurred, he voluntarily surrendered himself, hoping that the court would give him a way out. The prosecutor said that in terms of the subjective viciousness and social harmfulness of Zhangs detention case, Zhangs detention angered others by venting his indignation. On New Years Eve, he killed three members of the Wangjia family, 49 knives of them. The criminal means were cruel and the means were extremely bad. The death penalty should be applied to Zhangs detention.

On January 8, 2019, the case was adjudicated in court. After trial, the court held that Zhang Deduction constituted the crime of intentional homicide and the crime of intentional damage to property. Zhang Kejian could not deal with inner hatred rationally. Under the great pressure of long-term unsatisfactory work and life, his mentality gradually became unbalanced. He turned his anger on Wang Zhengjun and his family, deliberately retaliated against the murders, and chose to kill three people with knives on New Years Eve. His criminal motives were inferior, the murderers were determined, the means of crime were particularly cruel, the plot was particularly bad, the consequences and crimes were extremely serious, and the personal harm was serious. It is extremely harmful to society; after killing, the victims family car was burned with self-made gasoline flask to vent his anger, which caused huge loss of property. Although Zhang Deduction has the circumstances of surrender, it is not enough to punish him lightly. The court sentenced him to death at first instance and deprived him of political rights for life.

After the sentence was pronounced, Zhang withheld an appeal.

In March 2019, the Shaanxi High Court held a pre-trial meeting on the case. On April 11, the second instance was heard. The trial of the case started from 9 a.m. to p.m. and the court was still cross-examining the case as of its publication.

Zhang detained the scene of the trial. Mapping of Shaanxi Higher Court

Whether repeatedly stabbing the deceased is one of the focus of court trial

At 9 oclock this morning, the case was heard in Shaanxi High Court. According to the presiding judges summary, the focus of the second trial can be divided into five items: whether the original judgment determined that the cause of the appellants crime of intentional homicide and intentional destruction of property by Zhang Deduction was accurate; whether Zhang Deduction had full criminal responsibility when committing the crime; whether the victim in this case had fault; whether Zhang Deduction had knife and returned after stabbing Wang Zhengjun to stab the victim twice. Whether the penalty for intentional homicide withheld by the appellant is appropriate.

In court, Zhang said that there were objections to some of the facts found in the first instance judgment, saying that he did not kill the Wang Academy Army before returning to stab Wang Zhengjun.

In addition, the court today released the contents of the pre-trial meeting of the second instance on March 22 on the mental state of Zhang Deduction. At the pre-court meeting, Zhang buckled and the defender pointed out that Zhang buckled belonged to paranoid disorder. The ability to identify and control the crime was weakened. It belonged to the ability to limit criminal responsibility. The second instance was applied to identify the degree of mental disorder when Zhang buckled committed the crime.

The prosecution considers that Zhangs ability to control the crime is not affected by any other factors in terms of preparing tools, carefully disguising, choosing the time and object of the crime. Therefore, there is no factual basis for the application for the appraisal of the degree of mental disorder when Zhangs crime is committed.

The court accepted the prosecutions opinion and refused to grant Zhang Deduction and his defenders request.

Recognizing revenge as mother and denying revenge on society

This morning, a black T-shirt button was brought into the court. In response to the courts inquiry, Zhang denied that his actions were in retaliation for the society: There are many people who are dissatisfied with their lives. Does everyone kill people? I am not a neurosis.

During the trial, Zhang Kejian always expressed that he didnt regret revenging his mother, but he didnt kill for money and life. He said that when he grew up, he joined the army in order to become strong and resolute. During the killing process, he was afraid, but he recalled his mothers story once again. There was a blank in his brain. Any walking corpse, like walking flesh, cant help stabbing people.

At the same time, Zhang said that hatred had always existed in his heart, and he himself had expected such a day sooner or later, so he had never married, in addition to economic reasons, but also for revenge without worrying about the future.

After witness appeared in court, he buttoned the knife to inform the location of the throwing knife.

In the process of appeal, the defender has proposed that in order to obtain the place where Zhang Button throws the knife of crime, the public security organ arranged Zhang Buttons hair and friend Guo Mou to lure Zhang Button. Guo Mou should not apply for testimony in court at first instance, so he applied for Guo Mou to testify in court at second instance.

When asked, Zhang said that in August 2018, when he was in detention center, his Fa Xiaoguo had three conversations with himself with a woman who claimed to be a social and psychological investigator in Shaanxi Province. The conversation covered matters and interests from childhood to adulthood, and he also sent a book entitled Dont control me with love, which read In addition to reading. They can acquire knowledge and peace of mind.

In addition, Guo Mou also met Zhang Bunkou alone. Guo testified in court today that because he was a policeman and knew Zhang Button from an early age, the leader arranged him to communicate with Zhang Button and was responsible for keeping Zhang Button thought stable, while Zhang Button voluntarily told himself the location of the throwing knife.

Source: Yang Yi_NBJ10647, Responsible Editor of Beijing Newspaper