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Murder trial in China continues

Murder trial in China

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Murder trial in China continues

Contrary to some New Zealand media reports this evening, the Hiren Mohini murder accused, Xiao Zhen, has not pleaded guilty to a lesser charge than murder in a Shanghai Court today.

Under the Chinese Crimes Act there are different categories of murder and Zhen, from the time he was first formally charged some months ago, was charged with the category that reads – ‘Murder – wounding with intent to cause death’.

Speaking from Shanghai this evening, officer in charge of the New Zealand homicide investigation, Detective Senior Sergeant Hywel Jones said that, while Zhen verbally agreed in Court with some of the evidence against him, that did not equate to a guilty plea.

“The Judges will now deliberate on what they’ve heard in the first public hearing of this murder trial,” he said.


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