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China cult pair executed for McDonald’s killing–Xinhua

/ 02:36 PM February 02, 2015

BEIJING, China — A father and daughter who belonged to a fringe Chinese religious group were executed Monday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald’s restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her.

The pair were among a group of five members of the banned Quannengshen cult convicted of attacking the woman, surnamed Wu, after she refused to give them her phone number.

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“Zhang Fan and Zhang Lidong were put to death,” the official news agency Xinhua said Monday.

Zhang Fan was previously said by state media to be Zhang Lidong’s daughter.

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Quannengshen, whose name can be translated as Church of Almighty God, believe that Jesus has been reincarnated as a Chinese woman and refer to the Communist Party as the “great red dragon”.

It was outlawed by the government in the mid-1990s.

Shortly after the May incident, an online video emerged showing a man resembling Zhang Lidong striking out angrily with a pole, shouting “Damn you, devil! Go to hell!” as a woman yelled “Kill her! Beat her to death!”

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