Zhang Yingyings trial has entered the conviction stage, and the lawyer of the defendant Chris Fujimori admitted that Zhang Yingying had been killed by the defendant in 2017 when he made his opening statement on June 12, local time.
In his opening statement, the prosecution gave the jury a detailed account of Christensens crime. He tied Zhang Yingyings hand and took it back to his apartment. Then he raped and beat her. After that, Zhang Yingying was taken to the bathroom. Chris Fujimori hit her on the head with a baseball bat and cut off her head.
After killing Zhang Yingying, Chris Fujimori abandoned his body in an unknown place and cleaned his apartment and car.
During the trial, Zhang Yingyings father and brother wore headphones. Two Chinese volunteers provided simultaneous interpretation to introduce the progress of the trial. Zhang Yingyings mother watched the trial in a room of the court, during which she cried many times.
According to the interview video released by abcNEWS on June 12, Zhang Yingyings parents and boyfriend came to the Zhang Yingying Memorial Garden specially built for her daughter. On the tree beside the bus station where Zhang Yingying disappeared, Zhang Yingyings family photo of three people in the railway station, ribbons, bears and other items were hung on it. Zhang Yingyings boyfriend, Hou Xiaolin, said in an interview that the photo recorded her last meeting with her parents.
I hope the police can find our daughter earlier. We hope the bad man (Christensen) can tell us earlier. We have been waiting for two years. Zhang Yingyings mother said in tears that she hoped her daughter would say to her, Mom, Im back.
Hou Xiaolin said that if Zhang Yingying could not be found, the matter would never be put down in their hearts. Finding Zhang Yingying can bring this case to an end and give us consolation.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Responsible Editor of Southern Metropolitan Daily