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Killing Reignites Debate Over Serious Crimes Committed by Minors

2019年10月29日 19:34 来源于 财新网
After confessing to slaying girl, 13-year-old sentenced to three years of ‘rehabilitation and reeducation’
Flowers are placed in tribute to a murdered girl at her home in Dalian, Liaoning province, on Saturday. Photo: Qin Jianhang/Caixin

The case of a 13-year-old boy who confessed to killing a 10-year-old girl in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian has reignited debate about how the country handles serious crimes committed by minors.

On Oct. 20, the boy confessed to killing the girl earlier that day. The girl was found in a bush near her home, Wang Jiuzhang, the girl’s father, told Caixin. Wang said her body had been found in a state of undress.

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