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(Xinhua) -- Zhang Zhichao, who had been convicted of raping and murdering a middle school girl, was acquitted after a retrial in east China's Shandong Province on Monday.

Wang Guangchao was also acquitted of harboring Zhang and concealing the murder on the same day. The civil compensation that went with the original sentence was announced invalid as well.

The victim, surnamed Gao, was reported missing on Jan. 10, 2005. Her body was found in a bathroom at her middle school in Linshu County on Feb. 11, 2005. An autopsy showed that she was strangled to death.

The provincial higher people's court ruled that due to lack of objective evidence, and doubtful legality of the defendants' confession, the evidence that led to Zhang's activities of raping, murdering and corpse insulting was incomplete. Besides, witnesses' testimony contradicted Zhang's confession.

The court, by order of the Supreme People's Court's retrial decision, launched an investigation on Feb. 8, 2018, and held a private hearing on Dec. 5, 2019.

Without reliable and complete evidence, and due to unclear facts, the court sentenced the defendants not guilty. Zhang was released in court.

The chief judge informed the two defendants that they can apply for state compensation to the original court that gave the guilty verdict.

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In other words the confession was gained through torture.

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Newtown Post time: 2020-1-14 06:35
In other words the confession was gained through torture.



"Without reliable and complete evidence, and due to unclear facts, the court sentenced the defendants not guilty. Zhang was released in court."

You must learn how to read proper dear chap, otherwise you'll keep on making a right chum of yourself here.

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Kbay Post time: 2020-1-14 10:13
"Without reliable and complete evidence, and due to unclear facts, the court sentenced the defen ...

"doubtful legality of the defendants' confession"

Cut and dry.

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Newtown Post time: 2020-1-14 16:00
"doubtful legality of the defendants' confession"

Cut and dry.

Ol'chap,  just look at your own side of your rotten woods...

  10 Innocent People Sentenced To Death

https://listverse.com/2013/04/09 ... sentenced-to-death/


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Maybe the DNA forensics was inconclusive if it was done in the first place.

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This post was edited by markwu at 2020-1-15 09:57

State and society should comfort Gao's family. There have been too many losses of the young of single-child families. It is a terrible tragedy.

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