A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to 12 years jail for killing his mother and sister in Guangdong’s Liannanzhaigang Town:
The boy surnamed Meng was found smoking by his mother. To prevent her from telling this to his father and to avoid physical punishment, he hacked his sleeping mother and sister to death with a kitchen knife on March 8, the day before his father came home from a trip, the Guangzhou Daily reported today.
Meng prized open locked cabinet drawers and took away the cash to make it look like an armed burglar had entered their home. Then he went to the police station to report the deaths of his mother and sister, the paper said.
However, police found him suspicious and detained him immediately.
The Qingyuan City Intermediate People’s Court said Meng was fearful of his parents’ harsh punishment, which drove him to commit the murder. Whenever he made a small mistake, his father would slap his face and force him to kneel on a washboard, the paper said.