Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China | Inquirer News
Close  

Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

/ 12:09 PM April 24, 2015

BEIJING— A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a two-year reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole.

The reprieve is part of new guidelines on domestic violence cases that includes recommendations for sentencing victims who commit crimes against their abuser.

ADVERTISEMENT

Attorney Wan Miaoyan said the high court in Sichuan province in central China ordered the reprieve Friday for 44-year-old Li Yan. She was originally sentenced to death in 2011, although evidence showed husband Tan Yong had severely abused her. The country’s top court ordered a retrial for Li last June.

Such death sentence reprieves often turn into life sentences in China.

FEATURED STORIES

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, death, Husband, life sentence, murdere, Parole, woman
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.