Sunday, December 21, 2014   

Ruthless student gets death for roommate murder
(02-18 14:35)

A medical student who murdered his roommate at a prestigious Shanghai university by poisoning a drinking water dispenser was sentenced to death by a court today.
The Shanghai Number Two Intermediate People's Court said Lin Senhao committed homicide “out of spite'' using the toxic chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine, taken from a laboratory of a Shanghai hospital where he was an intern, AFP reports.
At his trial in November last year, Lin claimed the poisoning of his Fudan University roommate was an April Fool's Day prank, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported. The victim, Huang Yang, drank the water on April 1 and died on April 16.
N-Nitrosodimethylamine is primarily used for research. Exposure in humans may cause liver damage and affect the blood, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
“The defendant Lin Senhao committed intentional homicide by poisoning due to trivialities. The method was ruthless, the harm to society was great, the crime extremely serious,'' the court said in a statement.
Prosecutors rejected Lin's argument he was playing a joke, since he was familiar with the chemical from experiments on laboratory animals.
The court said Lin could appeal the sentence. –AFP


   
Other China breaking news:
Ex-worker at Forbidden City gets death (12-19 14:48)
Xi arrives in Macau (12-19 12:44)
Journalists barred from holding umbrellas (12-19 12:36)
Xi visits Macau (12-19 12:18)
Pilot jailed over crash that killed 44: report (12-19 12:17)
Cop arrested for wrongful conviction (12-18 18:30)
Twelve charged over Kaohsiung gas blast (12-18 17:58)
Shanxi public security official arrested (12-18 16:08)
'Multiple human errors' led to deadly Taiwan gas blasts: prosecutors (12-18 13:55)
Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy (12-18 12:34)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.