A man in Shanghai who stabbed his father-in-law to death and slashed his estranged wife after she’d filed for divorce has been sentenced to death, Shanghai Daily reports.
Prosecutors at the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court said that the man, surnamed Shen, had been married to the woman named Xue for 12 years and that he’d often beat her when he was drunk. Last July, Xue finally filed for divorce and moved into her parent’s house with her daughter.
Shen, in his 50s, began threatening Xue through text message. “I promise I will kill you. Believe it or not,” one of them read. On July 30, he followed Xue as she was walking home from work and the two got in a fight. Xue’s father, 69, then stepped in to intervene but as he approached the couple, Shen stabbed him in the chest with a knife he was carrying.
Shen had also slashed and seriously injured Xue. He immediately fled the scene, but was caught by police two hours later.
The Daily also reports that another man was recently sentenced to prison for attacking his girlfriend with a knife in the Songjiang district. The man 39-year-old man, surnamed Wang, attacked his girlfriend Fan, in her 20s, after she broke up with him.
Fan lost several fingers in the attack but survived.
Earlier this month we reported on another Shanghai stabbing that occurred over a love affair, this case involving a 14-year-old boy from a middle school in Pudong who stabbed an unidentified person after the two had gotten in a fight over a girl.
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