Ge stands trial in court.
A man in his early 20s stood trial on charges of intentional homicide on Monday in Beijing after he killed his wife with a pair of scissors and a hammer in her car then shared photos of her corpse on his WeChat Moments as proof to his friends and relatives.
Ge Yifeng and his wife, surnamed Chen, were both 24 years old and from Anhui province. They tied the knot shortly on the 6th day of the Chinese New Year and lived with Chen’s parents in Huangcun county, Anhui province for about two months, when the marriage quickly deteriorated, according to Xinhua News.
On April 26, Ge stabbed Chen’s neck, chest and back dozens of times with a pair of scissors then bludgeoned her head with a hammer after the two had a fierce dispute in her car. Afterwards, he turned himself in to the police.
Ge fully confessed to his crime. He said he was not able to get along with his mother-in-law, who told him that he wasn’t worthy of her daughter. He added that he was extremely unhappy living with his wife’s family.
“We had both agreed to move to Yantai [a city in Shandong province] after getting married, but she suddenly changed her mind and chose to go to Beijing to live with her family, which spoiled all of my plans,” Ge said.
Meanwhile, Ge was facing a lot of stress at work. He said he was commuting five hours every day and earned just a few thousand yuan, while before marriage, he was able to lead a much more comfortable life in the city in his monthly wage of 7,000 yuan.
“My wife looked down on me after she came to Beijing. I felt like a loser,” Ge added, “We bickered a lot, so she said she wanted a divorce.”
“I didn’t plan to kill her but wanted her to say sorry to me. Later, when I lost control of myself, I decided to die with her,” Ge said.
After Ge killed Chen, he called their relatives and friends and told them what had happened. They didn’t believe him, so, as proof, he shared photos of her corpse on his WeChat Moments.
Chen’s father is seeking compensation of 1.06 million RMB and is demanding the death penalty for Ge. He said he treated Ge as his own son and supported him financially.
“Chen was an introvert and honest woman, but Ge didn’t try hard to seek a better life, “said one of Chen’s relatives, “It’s normal for a couple to have arguments, but who knew he would be such a cruel bastard.”
By Lucy Liu
[Image via Xinhua]