Yesterday, the second instance of Shaanxi Higher Court opened to hear the case of Zhang Jianzhongs homicide. The court finally decided to reject the appeal and uphold the death sentence. Tu/Shaanxi Provincial High Court Official Microblog
The Shaanxi High Court ruled that it was not enough to punish them lightly according to law; Zhang Deduction said that any result given by the court could be accepted.
Called The Revenge of his mother who died 22 years ago, Shaanxi man Zhang Deduction killed three people with a knife on the eve of the night. On January 8, 2019, Shaanxi Hanzhong Intermediate Court of Justice 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. After the sentence was pronounced, Zhang withheld an appeal.
Yesterday, the second instance of Shaanxi Provincial High Court opened to hear the case. The court held that although Zhangs withholding had a voluntary surrender, according to the facts, nature, circumstances of his crime and the degree of harm to society, it was not enough to punish him lightly according to law.
The Shanxi Provincial High Court ruled that the appeal was rejected and the original judgment was maintained. The death penalty ruling on Zhang Deduction shall be submitted to the Supreme Peoples Court for approval according to law.
Appeal after Zhang Deduction was sentenced to death
According to prosecution charges at the opening of the first trial, Zhangs mother, Wang Xiuping, was injured and killed on August 27, 1996 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 of 2018, Zhang Buccu, 35, found Wang Zhengjun at home for the New Year, bought hats, masks and other tools, and killed Wang Zhengjun and his brother, Wang Xuanjun, and his father and king on New Years Eve.
After the accident, Wang Xuejuns car was damaged and fled the scene with a kitchen knife and a red wine and beer bottle equipped with petrol. On February 17 of the same year, Zhang detained the case to the public security organs.
As for the charges in the indictment, Zhang said that all the contents 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 23 years ago. After Zhangs withholding case occurred, he voluntarily surrendered himself, hoping that the court would give him a way out. The public prosecutor said that in terms of the subjective viciousness and social harmfulness of Zhang Deduction case, Zhang Deduction moved others to anger because of venting his indignation. On New Years Eve, he killed three members of the Royal family, 49 knives of them. The criminal means were cruel and extremely bad. The death penalty should be applied to Zhang Deduction.
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 destruction of 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 motive was inferior, the murderer was determined, the means of crime was 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. The first trial sentenced him to death, depriving him of political rights for life.
After the sentence was pronounced, Zhang withheld an appeal.
Zhang Deduction Subjectively Malignant Very Deep First Instance and Appropriate Sentencing
In March 2019, the Shaanxi High Court held a pre-trial meeting on the case. On 11 April, the second instance of the case opened. The trial lasted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the stage of court debate, the defender put forward four main defense opinions: first, the death case of Zhang detaining his mother 23 years ago was the direct cause of Zhang detaining homicide, which should be fully considered in court sentencing; secondly, the courts decision not to grant mental appraisal of Zhang detaining was illegal, and the interests of suspect should belong to the defendant; thirdly, Zhang detaining had acute stress disorder and committed a case. Finally, Zhang Deduction is revenge for his mother, which has a human and social basis worthy of forgiveness, and the conviction and sentencing should be considered lighter.
The prosecution considers that the facts of the first trial judgment are clear, the evidence is conclusive and the nature is accurate. Zhang Deduction is based on revenge as an excuse to vent his dissatisfaction with the personal status quo; two of the three victims did not participate in Zhang Deduction Mothers case, and there is no fault in this case; Zhang Deduction is subjective and vicious, the means of crime is particularly cruel, the consequences of crime are extremely serious, and sentencing at first instance is appropriate.
Zhang said in court that he could accept whatever the court gave him.
After trial, the Shanxi Provincial High Court ruled that the appeal was rejected and the original judgment was maintained.
Zhang Jiankui admits to revenge for his mother and denies revenge on society
Yesterday morning, a black T-shirt button was brought to court. In response to the courts inquiry, Zhang Bugus voice was loud and short, and denied that his actions were in retaliation for society, There are many people who are dissatisfied with life, everyone kills, I am not a neurosis!
Throughout the trial, Zhang kept saying 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 the murder of his mother once. There was a blank in his brain. Like walking corpses, people cant help stabbing people.
Zhang Jiankou said that hatred has always existed in his heart, and he expected that sooner or later there would be such a day, so he has not been married, in addition to economic reasons, but also because he did not want to worry about the future.
After the witness appeared in court, he was told where to throw the knife.
In the process of appeal, the defender has proposed that the public security organs arrange the small size of Zhang Button and his friend Guo Mou to lure Zhang Button in order to get the place where Zhang Button throws the knife of crime. Guo Mou did not appear in court to testify in the first instance, so he applied for Guo Mou to testify in the 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 on the page, Except reading. In order to acquire knowledge, but also to obtain inner peace.
In addition, Guo Mou also met Zhang Bunkou alone. Guo testified in court yesterday 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.
Court Dispute: Did Zhang Deduction stab the victim Wang Zhengjun twice?
According to the presiding judges summary, the focus of the second trial can be divided into five items: whether the original judgment determined the cause of the appellants crime of intentional homicide and intentional destruction of property by Zhang Deduction is accurate; whether Zhang Deduction has full criminal responsibility when committing a crime; whether the victim in this case is guilty; whether Zhang Deduction has a knife and returns to stab Wang Zhengjun for a second time after stabbing Wang Zhengjun. Whether the sentencing for the intentional homicide committed by the appellant Zhang Deduction is appropriate or not.
In court, Zhang said that he had not killed the army of Wang Xuejun before returning to stab Wang Zhengjun.
The court of second instance held that after stabbing Wang Zhengjun, Zhang Bu stabbed Wang Zhengjun again, and then returned to stab Wang Zhengjun several times.
In addition, the court yesterday 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-trial meeting, Zhang buckled and the defender proposed that Zhang buckled belongs to paranoid disorder, and that the identification ability exists but the control ability is weakened when committing a crime, which belongs to the limitation of criminal responsibility. They applied for the second instance to identify the degree of mental disorder when Zhang buckled commits a crime.
The prosecution retorted that Zhangs ability to control the crime was not affected by any other factors in terms of the preparation of tools, careful camouflage and the choice of the time and object of the crime. Therefore, there was no factual basis for the application for the appraisal of the degree of mental disorder in Zhangs case.
The court accepted the prosecutions opinion and refused to grant Zhang Deduction and his defenders request.
Source: Gu Ying_NN6577, responsible editor of Beijing News