Chinese politician sentenced to death

A former high-ranking Chinese lawmaker and his policeman accomplice have been sentenced to death for murdering the politician's young mistress with a car bomb, state press reported Friday.

Chinese politician sentenced to death
A former high-ranking Chinese lawmaker and his policeman accomplice have been sentenced to death for murdering the politician's young mistress with a car bomb, state press reported Friday.

Duan Yihe, 61, former chairman of the parliament in Jinan, a major city in eastern China, organised for the policeman to carry out the killing last month, the China Daily reported, citing a local court's ruling.

Duan had been having an affair with Liu Haiping, a divorced woman 30 years his junior, since 2000 but had grown tired of her incessant demands for money and for him to leave his wife, the paper said.

She had also threatened to report him to local authorities after he said he wanted to end the relationship.

To finally silence her, Duan used the services of policeman Chen Zhi, who was also his wife's nephew. Duan planted a remote-controlled bomb in Liu's car.

Liu died in the blast and two people nearby were injured, according to the paper.

AFP
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