People’s Daily Online Beijing September 25 report –The official microblog of the Shenyang Intermediate People’s Court announced that following the Supreme People’s Court’s review and approval, intentional homicide criminal Xia Junfeng was lawfully executed in Liaoning Shenyang on September 25th.
In November 2009, the Liaoning Shenyang Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Xia Junfeng with the death penalty for intentional homicide and deprived him of political rights for life. After the verdict, Xia Junfeng appealed. The Liaoning Provincial People’s Procuratorate believed: The facts of the appellant’s intentional homicide crime were clear, and the evidence sufficient. The appellant used a weapon to stab two administrative enforcement personnel to death and seriously injured one. The criminal action was cruel and the consequences were extremely serious, its very nature heinous. It is proposed to the Court of Second Instance [Appeals Court] that it review the specific circumstances of the case and judge in accordance with the law. The Liaoning Provincial Higher People’s Court heard the case in accordance with the law and made a ruling on 2011 April 30, rejecting the appeal, affirming the original verdict and lawfully reporting it to the Supreme People’s Court for approval.
Upon review, the Supreme People’s Court’s believed that the defendant Xia Junfeng’s act of depriving the life of others already constitutes intentional homicide. Xia Junfeng’s was illegally operating a fried skewer business, and when chengguan [urban/city management] enforcement personnel lawfully investigated and took action, he refused to comply and subsequently clashed with enforcement personnel, namely using a knife to commit violence causing two deaths and one serious injury. The circumstances of the crime were extremely vile, the means extremely cruel, the consequences particularly serious, and should be punished in accordance with the law. With regards to the clash that happened, the victims Shen Kai and Zhang Xudong bear a certain amount of responsibility and Xia Junfeng also bears responsibility, but given that Xia Junfeng’s crime was particularly serious, a lighter punishment is not enough. Both the judgment of the court of first instance and the ruling of the court of second instance maintain that the facts are clear and that the evidence is both reliable and sufficient. The conviction is correct and the sentencing appropriate. The trial procedures were legal. Therefore, it lawfully authorized the death penalty.
After the Liaoning Shenyang Intermediate People’s Court pronounced the judgment above, Xia Junfeng met with his close relatives in the Shenyang City Detention Center.
Shenyang Street Vendor Xia Junfeng Who Stabbed Chengguan Officers to Death Sentenced to Death in Final Ruling
2011 May 9, the final ruling in the Shenyang street peddler Xia Junfeng chengguan Fatal Stabbing Case was announced, with Xia Junfeng getting the death penalty. 2009 May 16, Xia Junfeng with his wife were were investigated and had action taken against them by chengguan while selling on the streets and subsequently clashed with the chengguan where he stabbed 2 chengguan personnel with a knife he had been carrying on him. Xia Junfeng claimed he was beaten by chengguan first and [his actions] are considered reasonable self-defense. Xia Junfeng’s family found six witnesses testifying that he was beaten, none of whom were allowed to testify in court.
Death Sentence in Xia Junfeng Case Has Been Under Review for a Year Without Results
2009, street hawker Xia Junfeng was selling on the streets in Shenyang and had stabbed two chengguan personnel to death due to a dispute. In 2011 May, the Liaoning Provincial High Court sentenced Xia Junfeng to death. To this day, Xia Junfeng’s death sentence has been under review at the Supreme People’s Court. The deceased Shen Kai’s father claims they have yet to receive compensation from Xia’s family, and the treatment of Shen Kai’s death as that of a martyr by leaders has also not been carried out.
Xia Junfeng’s wife: Only Hopes He Can Live
Zhang Jing, the wife of the street vendor Xia Junfeng who stabbed two chengguan officers to death, is still waiting for the results of the Supreme People’s Court review of her husband’s death sentence. Her life was completely changed by Xia Junfeng’s case.
In the first two years after the incident occurred, Zhang Jing was unwilling leave her home, neither able to pretend nothing had happened nor able to remain in a state of worry. For her child and husband, she had no choice but to be strong. Zhang Jing was willing to live clutching to hope, but what the future would hold remained unpredictable.
Xia Junfeng’s Wife: Went to Detention Center to See Husband for the Last Time
People’s Daily Online Wuhan September 25 report — Early this morning, Shenyang street vendor Xia Junfeng’s wife @沈阳张晶 ["Shenyang Zhang Jing"] said on her weibo that people from the court had come delivering the notice for family members to see Xia Junfeng for the last time and that she was on her way to the detention center to see him for the last time.
The widely watched case where Shenyang street peddler Xia Junfeng killed chengguan officers with a knife received a sentence on 2011 May 9 in the Liaoning High Court in the second sentence maintaining the death penalty sentence given to Xia Junfeng by the Shenyang Intermediate Court on the grounds of intentional murder.
Xia Junfeng’s Life
Life was difficult for Xia Junfeng and his wife ever since youth, with all their hopes placed on their son. The “huge” income from selling food on the street allowed them to achieve the greatest desire they’ve always had: Sending their son to painting classes. Up until the day they ran into the chengguan.