China News Service, June 21. According to the WeChat official account of the Sichuan Higher People's Court, on June 21, 2022, in accordance with the execution order issued by the Supreme People's Court, the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court of Sichuan Province executed the criminal Zhang Zhijun.

The procuratorial organ shall dispatch personnel to supervise on the spot according to law.

  Zhang Zhijun was sentenced to death by Chengdu Intermediate People's Court on December 20, 2019 for the crime of intentional homicide, deprived of political rights for life.

After the sentence was pronounced, Zhang Zhijun appealed.

The Sichuan Higher People's Court commuted Zhang Zhijun's death sentence on October 28, 2020, with a two-year reprieve and deprivation of political rights for life.

After the verdict came into effect, six close relatives of the victim filed a complaint.

The Higher People's Court of Sichuan Province decided to initiate a retrial and form a separate collegial panel to try the case in accordance with the law. On December 31, 2021, Zhang Zhijun's sentence was commuted to death, deprived of political rights for life, and reported to the Supreme People's Court for approval in accordance with the law.

  The Supreme People's Court reviewed that the defendant Zhang Zhijun in the original trial stabbed his son-in-law Zou Mou and Zou Mou's parents Zou Mouhai and Yang Moufen with a sharp knife due to his daughter's marriage and family dispute, causing the death of the three victims, and his actions constituted intentional homicide.

Zhang Zhijun voluntarily surrendered and confessed his crimes truthfully.

In the marriage and family disputes of his daughter, Zhang Zhijun, as an elder, should have calmly and rationally dealt with it, but he lost his mind and attacked with a knife. In just a few minutes, he stabbed three victims in a row, and the stabs were all critical. The behavior is unrestrained, the will to kill is resolute, the means of crime are cruel, the consequences are particularly serious, the crime is extremely serious, and should be punished according to law.

Although Zhang Zhijun turned himself in, it was not enough to give him a lighter punishment.

The facts found in the retrial judgment of the Higher People's Court of Sichuan Province are clear, the evidence is reliable and sufficient, and the conviction is accurate.

The sentencing is appropriate, the trial procedure is legal, and the death penalty should be approved in accordance with the law.

  Before the execution of the death sentence, the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court arranged for the criminal Zhang Zhijun to meet with his close relatives in accordance with the law, which fully guaranteed the legal rights of the executed criminal.

Image source: Sichuan Higher People's Court WeChat Official Account

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