The court refused to appeal the kidnapping and killing of four members of the landlords family because of rent-collection and other issues; the court ruled that the motive was extremely despicable and the means were extremely cruel
Yesterday morning, the Qingdao City Intermediate Court of Justice in the Qingdao Chengyang extermination case made a first-instance judgment, to robbery, intentional homicide, rape sentenced the defendant Li Zhongji to death, deprived of political rights for life, and sentenced to confiscation of all personal property. The defendants, Li Zhongzhi, Li Chenhua and Jin Shanjin, were sentenced to death for intentional homicide and deprived of political rights for life. At the same time, four defendants were sentenced to compensate the plaintiff for incidental civil proceedings for economic losses of 129404 yuan. Four defendants in Court indicated that they would not be appealed.
Because the landlord couple urged the rent many times, Li Zhongji attempted to rob him. On November 14 last year, Li Zhongji and his wife Li Chenhua, adoptive parents Li Zhongzhi and Jin Shanjin kidnapped and killed the landlords husband and wife, their 16-year-old daughter and their 8-year-old son by cruel means.
After trial, the court held that the four defendantscriminal acts resulted in the death of four members of the family. The motives were extremely despicable, the means were extremely cruel, the consequences were particularly serious, the social harm was enormous, the panic was caused in the local community, the crime was extremely serious, and the truthful confession was not enough to punish them lightly.
Fatal tenant was forced to kill after being urged to rent.
Yesterday afternoon, Xin Jing Pao returned to the site of the case. Ji Guangs relatives and many village committee cadres went to the Qingdao Intermediate Peoples Court 30 kilometers away to hear the trial. Room 601 and room 702 were closed. It was said that no one had come for a long time. A bunch of dusty flowers lay beside the door of room 601.
Nearly a year has passed since the murder, and neighbours have talked about it, but they still groan, How honest a man [the Jiguang family] is.
An old man told reporters that the murder had just happened, there were several families want to move, but did not move, but the landlords are more attentive when they recruit tenants.
Ji Guangs aunt recalls that Ji Guang rented the house to Li Zhongjis family, the rent is 18,000 yuan a year, including a deposit of 1,000 yuan. Originally said is a deposit of 1500 yuan, they only gave 1000 yuan, signed the contract, Li Zhongji said no money, and so rich to send back.
Ji Guangs aunt said Li not only failed to pay the rent for 34 days, but also borrowed money from Ji Guang, the landlord, three times - 500 for the first time, 200 for the second time and 40 for the third time. He (Li Zhongji) also said, eldest brother request you, this is the last time. My nephew is too honest to lend him three times.
Within 34 days, the association between Ji Guang and Li Zhongji was launched around borrowing money and pressing rent.
Information disclosed by the court shows that Ji Guang and his wife Jiang Xi repeatedly went to Room 601 for rent, and then Li Zhongji intentionally killed.
Li Zhongji told his wife Li Chenhua about the kidnapping plan. After Li Chenhua agreed, Li Zhongji and his adoptive father Li Zhongzhi and his adoptive mother Jin Shanjin proposed the kidnapping. Both agreed. So the four people consulted, and the Ji Guang family was deceived into 601 rooms one by one.
On November 13, 2017, Li Zhongji and his wife bought two tapes in a supermarket near the neighborhood. They prepared single-edged knives, ropes, shoelaces and other crime tools, and conducted a division of labor drill. They talk about it. If they resist, they kill.
6 hours of murder and four deaths of the landlord family
On the morning of November 14, 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Ji Guang went to Room 601 again to ask for rent. Li Zhongji decided to implement the plan that night.
The courts ruling showed that Li Zhongji arrived at Room 702 at about 6 p.m. that day and cheated Ji Guang into Room 601 for damage to the TV. He took advantage of Ji Guangs unprepared control and carried him into the South bedroom.
Subsequently, Li Zhongji came to Room 702 again and cheated Jiang Xi into Room 601 for renewing the lease contract. The four men repeated the way to deal with Chiang Guang and tied Chiang with him. When Chiang HSI rebelled, Li Zhongji and Li Zhongzhi used their hands to cover Chiangs mouth and nose and killed him.
Around 9:00 p.m., Li Zhongji came to Room 702 for the third time. He invited 8-year-old Ji Long to Room 601. When Ji Long came to Room 601, Li Zhongji put a gauze towel into his mouth and wrapped it around his mouth with tape. Li Zhongzhi and Li Zhongji tied Jilong with rope. Jilong wanted to cry for help. Li Zhongzhi killed Jilong again.
After the rape and murder, Li Zhongji also looted Room 702, took more than 4,700 yuan in cash and a 675 yuan worth of Tianwang watch.
From 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. when Ji Guang was killed, Li Zhongji and others committed the murder for nearly six hours.
The scene of the tragic death was bound to tape.
At about 9:00 p.m. on the evening of the crime, that is, before and after Li Zhongji deceived Ji Long to Room 601, Ji Guangs aunt once called Ji Guangs home. The phone was answered by the child, saying that his parents have not come back yet. More than 10, my aunt saw the lights of the 702 room of Ji Guangs house. They thought they had come back, so they didnt call again.
At 11:00 the next morning, Ji Guangs mother called his aunt and asked her if she knew where Ji Guang had gone. I didnt know, so I went downstairs and looked at them. I smashed the door on the seventh floor, nobody opened it, and then on the sixth floor, or nobody opened it. Ji Guangs aunt recalled: I didnt know what was going on at that time. I was very scared.
Then, aunt Ji Guang hit 110, and the police opened the door of the 702 room. Open the door, see Ji Xue, head are wrapped with tape, wrapped around several circles, the child has been out of breath. Aunt Ji Guang recalled.
Subsequently, the door of Room 601 was also prized open. Once in, I saw three bodies, my nephew was lying in bed, my niece and daughter-in-law were lying next to the big wardrobe, Ji Long was lying on the edge of the bed, hands and feet were tied by ropes, his mouth was stuffed with cloth, and tape wrapped around several circles. Aunt Ji Guang threw herself on the cloth on Ji Longs mouth and opened it. Take a look at it. Theres still a small towel in her mouth. I cant pinch people at all.
According to neighbor Wang Ling, when the four left, Li Zhongji didnt take the elevator, walked the stairs and knocked door to door. If the neighbors opened the door, I dont know what would happen?
According to the courts judgment, Li Zhongji and four other people did not flee overnight after the crime, but the next day around 7 am, took a taxi, fled from Qingdao to Changping District, Beijing. In order to evade arrest, Li Zhongji and Li Chenhua also destroyed the victims cell phone one by one.
At 6 p.m. on November 16th, Li Zhongji and four others were under police control in Changping, Beijing. On the 17 day, four people were escorted back to Qingdao, and they were taken to the village of Zhong village to identify the scene.
Live video shows that hundreds of people gathered in the community, the police car tightly surrounded, the police car can only move slowly forward, there are angry residents cursed. In the end, four people such as Li Zhongji did not identify.
(Ji Guang, Jiang Xi, Ji Xue, Ji long are aliases).
Lawyer: the defendants truthful statement can not be equivalent to surrender.
In the judgment, the court found the four defendants truthfully confessed, but did not give the four people a lighter or mitigated punishment. Li Nan, a lawyer from Beijing Xingquan Law Firm, said that the case was a case of robbery and homicide in which many people conspired to commit murder. Chinas Criminal Law stipulates that those who intentionally commit homicide shall be sentenced to death, life imprisonment or fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years; those whose circumstances are relatively light shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 3 years but not more than 10 years.
In this case, Li Zhongji intentionally robbed the landlord of a property, and the plan with the defendant Li Zhongzhi, Li Chenhua, Jin Shanjin to communicate, were agreed. The defendants criminal motive is extremely despicable, the means are extremely cruel, causing four victims to die successively, the consequences are particularly serious, the social harm is enormous, the crime is extremely serious, according to law should be sentenced to death. Although the court found that the four people confessed truthfully crime, but confessed truthfully and voluntary surrender must exist at the same time, in order to constitute surrender, and then become sentencing when the statutory mitigation circumstances. If it is only a truthful confession, then constitutes a frank plot, only belongs to the courts discretion to mitigate the circumstances, the court can according to the circumstances of the case and the consequences of harm, the defendant will not be leniently mitigated punishment. Source: Beijing News Editor: Ji Guo Jie _NBJ11143
In this case, Li Zhongji intentionally robbed the landlord of a property, and the plan with the defendant Li Zhongzhi, Li Chenhua, Jin Shanjin to communicate, were agreed. The defendants criminal motive is extremely despicable, the means are extremely cruel, causing four victims to die successively, the consequences are particularly serious, the social harm is enormous, the crime is extremely serious, according to law should be sentenced to death.
Although the court found that the four people confessed truthfully crime, but confessed truthfully and voluntary surrender must exist at the same time, in order to constitute surrender, and then become sentencing when the statutory mitigation circumstances. If it is only a truthful confession, then constitutes a frank plot, only belongs to the courts discretion to mitigate the circumstances, the court can according to the circumstances of the case and the consequences of harm, the defendant will not be leniently mitigated punishment.