Two families in Henan province are at odds over a seven-year prison sentence given to a man for killing an elderly neighbour who vandalised his parents’ grave. A member of the Xu family points to the damaged headstone at the family lair. Photo: Hongxing News

Chinese families in court over sentence for man who killed mentally ill neighbour in grave vandalism dispute

  • Elderly victim in Taixian suffered compulsion to dig up graves, court was told
  • Defendant claims self defence after ‘superstitious introvert’ vandalised family burial
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Two families in Henan province are at odds over a seven-year prison sentence given to a man for killing an elderly neighbour who vandalised his parents’ grave. A member of the Xu family points to the damaged headstone at the family lair. Photo: Hongxing News
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