fredag 22. april 2022

Chinese court sentences US citizen Shadeed Abdulmateen to death for murder

A Chinese court sentenced an American citizen to death on Thursday for allegedly murdering his former girlfriend, state media reported. Shadeed Abdulmateen, who taught at the Ningbo University of Technology, was charged with the intentional homicide of a 21-year-old Chinese woman surnamed Chen, according to Chinese state media.

After a disagreement over their breakup in June 2019, Abdulmateen arranged to meet and talk with Chen at a bus stop in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, before killing her with a "folding knife," said the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court in its verdict.

The court held that the defendant's "premeditated revenge killing, stabbing and cutting Chen's face and neck several times, resulting in Chen's death, was motivated by vile motives, resolute intent and cruel means, and the circumstances of the crime were particularly bad and the consequences particularly serious, and should be punished according to law," according to public broadcaster CCTV.