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.


Filed under: China • Crime • Justice • World
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    OMG! What a freakin monster! Im surprised the judge didnt shoot him right there in the courtroom.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Kari7467

      The punishment fits the crime and the courts did not take their own sweet time to try, convict, and sentence him. Refreshing change when dealing with any justice system. IMPRESSIVE!

      October 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • truebob

      Impressed by the Chinese justice system? Pathetic. You should be more informed before you spout off.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      @Kari... Feel free to move to China... but you may want to keep those fingers crossed that you are not wrongly accused of a crime because you'll have one chance at proving your innocence (if you are lucky)...

      October 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol EXACTLY @ rupert! Preferably publicly!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    no punishment would do justice to this perp. I can't even begin to imagine what the parents of that baby must be going thru.
    Good morning@chrissy@banasy@rupert.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, saywhat.

      September 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    You do not think that this man deserved this punishment, Hamsta? How very liberal of you.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Obviously not me. I am not obsessed with food; fish tacos are disgusting.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Not me at 3:32. Troll busted.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I see that my post was deleted. I will repeat: this man deserves his fate. Good.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This murderer appears to be so cruel that death is the only appropriate punishment, but his crime was so outrageous that he may just be mentally ill. In the latter case, he is too dangerous to keep alive, as well as a waste of food and living space. He also adds to global warming.

    October 2, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. terrinor

    In America, this man would have probably gotten the charge down to 2nd degree manslaughter and would have been out in 12 years.

    October 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladyscot

      In the United States the baby would have been blamed for the murder and the killer would have been sent to club med and all the bleeding hearts would be cheering his rights.

      October 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      @terrinor... only if the judge and jury were as clueless as your comment...

      October 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. pookie

    A baby is not an "it."

    October 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • CherryMama

      I completely agree.

      October 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SheilaKA

    Ah, in this case I'm favorably impressed with Chinese justice. They got to trial and verdict in only a couple of months.

    October 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tinabryantw

    I am glad to see justice I still can't imagine why a human would do such a devilish act. Again shows people. Can be possessed .

    October 4, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |

    wow... what a nut...

    October 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob Abooey

    Image the punishment if the child had been a boy!

    October 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cindy

    Good – wish the American judical system would protect little children like China does....This guy needs to die in the same way little child did

    October 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      You must be kidding. China lets little girls die all the time.

      October 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
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