Remember the woman who was stabbed by her own son at Pudong Airport earlier this year — the one who was attended to by a foreigner when all the other bystanders were prepared to just gawk? Well, the case has finally made it to the courts. Shanghai Daily describes the scene at the courtroom as follows:
For Wang, it was the first time he had been in the same room as Gu Jianhua, both his mother and victim, since he was detained by airport police.
While Wang seemed calm in the dock, his mother – sitting just 5 meters away in the assigned victim’s seat – struggled to hold back her tears and covered half her face with her hands as she saw her only son standing trial.
Prosecutors said Wang stabbed Gu with two knives at the airport at around 8:30pm on March 31. Gu sustained injuries to her head, arms, stomach and back.
Wang, who is no taller than 1.7 meters, remained silent most of the time. He answered questions in a low voice and not once did Wang turn his head to the left to look at his mother.
The only time he raised his voice was when he admitted stabbing his mother to the judge.
“I stabbed my mom,” Wang said clearly, stressing every word.
Wang told the court he was agitated after his mother, who had come to pick him up from a flight from Japan, refused his request for thousands of yuan to support his tuition and living fees in Japan.
The mom has told the court that she blames herself for not being a good mother and for not taking her son to see psychiatrists when he told her he kept hearing voices. Doctors have confirmed that Wang suffers from schizophrenia.