A man who killed his mistress with a hammer during an argument was sentenced to death yesterday at the Shanghai Railway Intermediate court, but was given a two-year reprieve for handing himself in.
This means that if the convict, 42-year-old Liu Jigang, behaves well in jail over the next two years, his sentence will be lessened to a life in prison.
Liu worked in Shanghai while the rest of his family remained in his hometown in Hubei, Shanghai Daily reports. In 2012, he began living with his mistress and business partner, a woman surnamed Wu, at a railway warehouse they rented for their aluminum alloy sales business.
Last year on August 25, the two were fighting when Liu struck Yu on the head with a hammer multiple times. She died of head injuries.
Liu fled to his hometown in Hubei and a few days later, asked his wife to report the crime. Police in Shanghai found Yu’s body after breaking into the warehouse.
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