September 25th, 2013
05:42 AM ET

Road rage baby killer sentenced to death

A Beijing man who snatched a baby from a pram and hurled it to its death in an argument over a parking space was Wednesday sentenced to death by a Beijing court, according to court documents.

Han Lei, 39, was charged with intentional homicide over the death of the two-year-old girl who died in hospital from brain damage 50 hours after being dashed to the pavement in the Daxing District of Beijing on July 23.

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  1. lean6

    They don't get to milk out a long drawn out process of appeals either. In certain cases where there is absolutely no question of guilt, in my opinion, the condemned should be immediately hanged or electrocuted right there in the courtroom.

    October 21, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Juanito

      @ lean6:

      Your rush for justice will always come at a cost. But you're not alone.

      I too am fed up with tragedies such as this, and while it quenches our need for a quick resolution, it negates real justice.

      What if the man is deemed mentally impaired? What if he too has just lost someone close in his life and this was an outburst of pain/anguish?

      Or in the case of being in the U.S., what if he didn't have the money for proper representation?

      Our supposed need for revenge and retribution in this country have led to more than one innocent person being incarcerated and executed.

      While this happened in China, we in the US have tragically failed to see the real underlying message about our justice system during the first O.J. trial: it was not about race. It was about affording the kind of representation that could get a murderer off the hook.

      I can only speak for myself, but I cannot afford the Dream Team OJ had to protect him. Unlike OJ, I have to rely on due process that is deeply flawed and tattered, but a safeguard nonetheless.

      Don't be in a rush to surrender that so easily. You, or your children, may one day need to rely on that.

      In the name of Jesus, Juantio.

      October 23, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dragonboy

    Anchorman anyone?

    October 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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