Trio sentenced to death

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 February, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 February, 2001, 12:00am

The Intermediate People's Court in Xian, Shaanxi province, has sentenced Lu Benqun, 21, Wang Xiaoming, 21, and Zhu Pingdong, 17, to death for robbing and killing Taiwanese tourist Chou He-tian in a forest near Xian on May 13 last year. Three other unidentified accomplices who were all under 14 were sentenced to re-education through labour, Xinhua reported, according to AFP.