China: Couple executed who killed two children by throwing them out of window

The children's father, Zhang Bo, and his girlfriend, Ye Chengchen, were previously found guilty of murdering a two-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy in 2020. The relationship began as an extramarital affair, and the man later divorced the children's mother and began plotting to kill the children

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China has executed a couple who threw two children out of the window of their apartment building, killing them.

The children's father, Zhang Bo, and his girlfriend, Ye Chengchen, were previously found guilty of murdering a two-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy in 2020.

The relationship began as an extramarital affair, and the man later divorced the children's mother and began plotting to kill the children.

The Supreme Court described the couples' motives as "extremely malicious", highlighting their "cruel methods".

The couple were executed on Wednesday in Chongqing, southwest China.

It is not clear how the execution was carried out, although it is known that death sentences in China are generally carried out by injection or shooting.

Zhang began an "inappropriate" relationship with Ye without informing her of his marital or parental status, but Ye continued to see him when she learned the truth, the court found.

After Zhang divorced in February 2020, Ye continued to view the two children as "an obstacle to getting married and a burden on their future life together."

Je repeatedly threatened Zhang to carry out the murders, which they conspired to stage as accidental falls, the court was told.

On November 2, 2020, Zhang threw the children out of the window of an apartment on the 15th floor.

News of their execution spread quickly on the Chinese social network Weibo, attracting hundreds of millions of views.

"They absolutely deserve to be punished for what they did," said one Weibo user.

"I hope the children have nothing but peace and joy in their next life," wrote another.

Chan Maylin, a mother of two, said Thursday night that "the nightmare that has plagued the family for more than three years is finally gone."


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