The Paper (www.thepaper.cn) learned on March 3 from Chen Meilin, the mother of the two murdered children in the Chongqing sister and brother fall case, and authoritative channels that the Chongqing Municipal High Court held a pretrial conference on the case on March 28. At the pretrial conference, the second trial of the case was tentatively scheduled for April 3.
At about 2020:11 p.m. on November 2, 3, Xue Xue (pseudonym, 30 years old) and Yangyang (pseudonym, 4 year old) who lived on the 15th floor of Unit 2, Jinjiang Huafu, Nan'an District, Chongqing City, fell to their deaths. After investigation by the police of Chongqing's Nan'an District, the fall was an intentional homicide case, and Zhang Bo, the father of two young children, and his girlfriend Ye Chengchen were suspects.
After the trial, the Fifth Intermediate Court of Chongqing Municipality held that Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen's behavior broke through the bottom line of human ethics, morality, and law, seriously deviated from the core socialist values, and had an extremely bad social impact. Moreover, the motives of the two were particularly despicable, the subjective malignancy was extremely deep, the methods of crime were particularly cruel, the circumstances of the crime were particularly bad, and the consequences and crimes were extremely serious. Ye Chengchen and Zhang Bo have the same status and role in the joint crime. On the morning of December 2021, 12, the Fifth Intermediate People's Court of Chongqing Municipality sentenced Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen to death in the first instance, depriving them of political rights for life.
After the verdict was pronounced at first instance, the two defendants appealed. The Paper previously reported that after the appeal, Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen both reappointed defenders. At the same time, Zhang Bo suddenly wrote successive letters to Chen Meilin on the eve of the second trial to express repentance. But Chen Meilin wrote back that if Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen needed to atone for their sins, they would calmly accept the first-instance verdict and die quietly.
The second trial of the sister and brother fall case is tentatively scheduled to start on April 4
At about 2020:11 p.m. on November 2, 3, Xuexue and her younger brother Yangyang on the 30th floor of Unit 4 of the community fell to the building, and after police investigation, Zhang Bo, the biological father of the two children, was a murder suspect.
After the case-handling organ discovered the doubt, after several interrogations, Zhang Bo explained the process of the crime. After that, Zhang Bo's girlfriend Ye Chengchen was also controlled by the police.
The Chongqing Fifth Intermediate Court held that Ye Chengchen and Zhang Bo's WeChat chat records from May 2020 to November 5, 28 confirmed that in order to achieve the purpose of marriage, the second defendant conspired several times to plan to bring Zhang Bo's daughter (who was raised by her biological mother at the time) to Zhang Bo's home, so that Zhang Bo could kill the two children at the same time.
The court held that Zhang Bo actively participated in the conspiracy to take his daughter into his home and directly commit the murder of the two biological children in the joint crime. Ye Chengchen actively pursued the death of the two victims, repeatedly urged Zhang Bo to kill the two children on the grounds that he and his family could not accept that Zhang Bo had children, and when Zhang Bo was hesitant, he forced Zhang Bo to commit homicide on the grounds that his family did not agree to the two being together, breaking up, not meeting, etc., setting the final time limit for Zhang Bo to commit the crime, and actively making suggestions, which finally prompted Zhang Bo to directly commit the crime of intentional homicide.
The actions of the two defendants broke through the bottom line of human ethics, morality, and law, seriously deviated from the core socialist values, and had an extremely bad social impact. Moreover, the motives of the two were particularly despicable, the subjective malignancy was extremely deep, the methods of crime were particularly cruel, the circumstances of the crime were particularly bad, and the consequences and crimes were extremely serious. On the morning of December 2021, 12, the Fifth Intermediate People's Court of Chongqing Municipality found Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen guilty of intentional homicide in the first instance, sentencing them to death and deprivation of political rights for life.
After the judgment of the first instance, the two defendants appealed. Chen Meilin, the mother of the two murdered children, told The Paper on March 3 that she learned from the judge in charge of the second instance of the case that a pretrial conference was held on March 28, and the entire pretrial conference began at 3:27 a.m. and ended at 9:6 p.m.
Chen Meilin said that she learned from relevant people that the second trial of Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen's intentional homicide case was tentatively scheduled for April 4 this year.
The Paper learned from authoritative sources that the second trial of the case is indeed tentatively scheduled for April 4, but it may also be briefly postponed due to the defender's application.
On the morning of March 3, The Paper asked the relevant departments of the Chongqing Municipal High People's Court for verification on the issue of "whether the trial time is determined", but has not received a reply as of press time.
On the eve of the opening of the second trial, the defendant wrote letters asking for forgiveness
The Paper previously reported that after the two defendants in the Chongqing sister and brother fall case appealed, Ye Chengchen reappointed two local lawyers in Chongqing as defenders. Zhang Bo, who relied on legal aid in the first instance, also commissioned a lawyer to defend him in the second instance.
At the same time, on the eve of the second trial, Zhang Bo, who had been silent since the case, suddenly wrote to his ex-wife Chen Meilin on January 1, January 1, and January 1 this year to express his repentance and ask her for forgiveness.
The Paper found that only the first of the three confession letters had 2 pages, and the other two were only 1 page. The content of the three letters of confession adds up to less than 1200,<> words.
Regarding the content of Zhang Bo's confessional letter, Chen Meilin and her family expressed their disapproval, "It took so long for the incident to come to repent, didn't you repent earlier?" The second trial should be imminent, and they are trying to save their lives or other purposes. ”
After several considerations, Chen Meilin still wrote a reply letter to Zhang Bo on February 2 this year. In the letter, she said that the three letters were turned over and over and said only one thing: "I hope I forgive you."
She replied to Zhang Bo, saying, "For you and Ye Chengchen, the most sincere atonement is to calmly accept the first-instance judgment and die quietly." For the second trial, I only hope that you and her can confess their crimes realistically, without covering up, without shirking, and without apologizing... Only those who calmly accept the judgment and die are called atonement, and those who try to delay time by all means to survive, in order to evade legal punishment, and finally still cannot escape death are called cowards. ”
In her reply, Chen Meilin told Zhang Bo, "If unconscionable acts like you and Ye Chengchen cannot be sentenced to death, then all children will no longer be safe." All human conscience is no longer the most basic bottom line of being born human. The tragedy that happened to me cannot be repeated, and no mother, father, grandparents, grandmother, or grandfather of any child can feel the pain and torment that my parents and I now have every day, every night, every minute. ”
Chen Meilin's family said on March 3 that since the murder, Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen's family members have never apologized to them and Chen Meilin for the inhuman murder committed by Zhang Bo and Ye Chengchen knowing their home address, which is incomprehensible and unacceptable to them. (The Paper, reporter Xie Yinzong)