Chinese court sentences US citizen to death for murder: report

Ningbo Murder Case: US Embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (representative)


A Chinese court sentenced US citizen Shadeed Abdulmateen to death on Thursday for intentionally killing a 21-year-old woman, his ex-girlfriend reported, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

In its verdict, the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province ruled that, following a disagreement over the couple’s split in June 2019, the defendant had arranged to meet and speak with the victim, a Chinese citizen named Chen, at a bus stop. in Ningbo before going to kill her with a “folding knife”.

The court ruled that the “premeditated killing, stabbing and cutting of Chen’s face and neck multiple times with premeditation, resulting in Chen’s death, was motivated by nefarious motives, determined intent and cruel means, and the circumstances of the crime.” were particularly bad and the consequences extremely serious and should be punished according to the law,” CCTV reported.

The US embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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