A couple has been executed in China for throwing two children out of the window of an apartment building. China’s Supreme Court called the duo’s motives “extremely malicious.”
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Zhang Bo, the children’s father, had started a relationship with Ye Chengchen in 2020. He divorced his wife soon after and began conspiring with Ye to kill his children. Zhang saw them as “obstacles” to his further life with Ye, who repeatedly pressured her boyfriend to kill them.
On November 2, 2020, Zhang ended up throwing his children, a two-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy, out of the window of his fifteenth-floor apartment. The duo later tried to make the murder look like an unfortunate accident.
The two had previously been found guilty of murder, but were ultimately executed on Wednesday in the southwestern city of Chongqing. It is not clear how the execution was carried out, although death sentences in China are usually carried out by lethal injection or firing squad.