A woman in Hong Kong named Yeung Ki, who cut off her boyfriend’s penis, flushed it down the toilet then hammered him to death in 2012 after he beat her daughter then raped Yeung, was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday after being found guilty for manslaughter, but not murder.
The fight reportedly began when Yueng refused to give Zhou Hui HK$200,000 to buy a car. Zhou tried to blackmail Yeung by telling her he would put naked pictures of her online. He beat her, pushed her on the floor, then slapped their daughter, after which Zhou forcibly had sex with Yueng.
Yeung said that she gave Zhou food laced with sleeping pills before she cut off his penis with a pair of scissors then flushed it down the toilet. She grabbed a hammer and began bashing him in the face and the back of his head until he was dead.
Yeung, a mainlander living in Hong Kong, admitted to killing Zhou but denied murder, claiming that the attack was provoked and she was suffering from depression.
After four and a half hours, the jury found her not guilty of murder, but she was sentenced seven years in prison for manslaughter, a lesser offense, South China Morning Post reports.
“It was a very grave crime,” Mr Justice Peter Line said in sentencing. “He was a healthy young man. You knew he had a family. He has parents and a wife.”
“The verdict returned by the jury has saved you from life imprisonment.”
“That the victim forcibly had sexual intercourse with you while your daughter was present mitigated the killing.”
The judge said he had perceived genuine remorse in Yeung, who testified that she had cut off part, not all, of the man’s penis. The day after she’d done it, she reportedly said to a social worker: “I cut it. I think it was cruel. I did not mean it.”