China News Service, Zhengzhou, February 17 (Reporter Li Guigang) The reporter learned from the Henan Provincial High Court on the 17th that the second-instance verdict of the fatal case of violent assault on a police officer in Pingdingshan, Henan, which has attracted much attention, maintained the death sentence of the first-instance.

  On the same day, the High Court of Henan Province held a public hearing of the appellant Li Guosheng's intentional homicide, provoking troubles, and assaulting a police officer, and pronounced the verdict in court.

  After the trial, it was found that at noon on November 18, 2021, the appellant, Li Guosheng, asked Zhao, the secretary of the party branch and director of the village committee, on the grounds that the village committee had not paid him more than 2,000 yuan for ditching after eating and drinking in the restaurant. A certain Lin settled the catering expenses for him, but Zhao Moulin refused because he did not meet the financial reporting requirements.

At about 5 pm, Li Guosheng drove a large excavator to Zhao Moulin's house, smashed and smashed Zhao Moulin's gate, courtyard wall, bathroom, windows, air conditioner, electric bicycle, and car, and dug up the municipal gas pipeline.

  Ye Guanghui, deputy director of the Linru Town Police Station of the Public Security Bureau of Ruzhou City, Henan Province, rushed to the scene after receiving the police. Li Guosheng did not listen to the dissuasion and continued to commit illegal acts.

Ye Guanghui led the auxiliary police to evacuate the people, and ordered Li Guosheng to stop his harmful behavior.

Li Guosheng threatened the police and used an excavator to knock down policeman Ye Guanghui and auxiliary policeman Shang Shilin to the ground, and continuously slapped Ye Guanghui on the ground with a bucket.

Li Guosheng also used an excavator to smash a truck and a police car parked on the side of the road.

Afterwards, Li Guosheng drove an excavator back to his home, took out two machetes, returned to Zhao Moulin's house, and destroyed the kitchen on the first floor of Zhao Moulin's courtyard.

That night, Li Guosheng was arrested.

According to the forensic identification, Ye Guanghui died of mechanical asphyxia and traumatic shock caused by multiple fractures and multiple organ damage caused by the effect of blunt violence.

  In December 2021, the Pingdingshan Intermediate People's Court ruled in the first instance that the defendant Li Guosheng was guilty of intentional homicide, the crime of picking quarrels and provoking trouble, and the crime of assaulting a police officer.

After the sentence was pronounced, the defendant Li Guosheng refused to accept and appealed.

  After a public hearing, the Henan Provincial High Court held that the appellant, Li Guosheng, had no laws of the country, was drunk, acted arrogant, and recklessly destroyed public and private property with an excavator. The circumstances were serious; Continuously slapped the fallen policeman, causing one death and smashing police vehicles.

Li Guosheng's criminal methods are extremely cruel, the criminal circumstances are extremely bad, the consequences and crimes are extremely serious, the social impact is extremely bad, and he is a repeat offender, and should be severely punished in accordance with the law.

The court of first instance found that the facts were clear, the evidence was reliable and sufficient, the conviction was accurate, the sentencing was appropriate, and the trial procedure was legal, and thus made the above ruling.