Skip to comments.Chinese police detain 'hit-and-bury' couple
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:44:44 AM PDT by rawhide
Police in China's Zhejiang province have detained a couple accused of burying an elderly woman alive after crashing into her, state media say.
The couple, both 25, hit the 68-year-old woman as they returned from a night out drinking at a karaoke bar on 30 April, police said.
They buried her at a construction site in the city of Yuyao to cover up the accident, police said.
It is not clear whether they knew she was alive when they buried her.
Police said the accident occurred as the couple drove back from the karaoke bar late at night.
An eyewitness told the police that they put the woman in their car after the crash and said they would take her hospital.
The woman's buried body was later found by workers at a construction site.
"It's certain the woman was not dead when buried," a police publicity officer in Yuyao told the China Daily.
The incident has ignited debate, with some internet users comparing it to a case in central Xian in October 2010 in which 21-year-old Yao Jiaxin stabbed a woman to death after hitting her with his car. Yao was executed in June 2011.
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China executes student for murder of hit-and-run victim
A Chinese student who murdered a woman to try to cover up a road accident has been executed, say state media.
Yao Jiaxin, 21, was put to death in Xian, Shaanxi province in northern China on Tuesday.
Yao is said to have stabbed 26-year-old mother Zhang Miao to death, fearing she would pursue him for compensation after he hit her with his car last October.
Yao was a student at the Xian Conservatory of Music when he is said to have knocked over Zhang, a waitress, on her bicycle while driving in the city.
According to reports she suffered only minor injuries in the collision but, believing she would report him to the police, Yao stabbed her eight times with a knife and fled the scene.
He is reported to have handed himself in to the authorities four days later, accompanied by his parents.
But that was not considered grounds for leniency when he was tried by Xian's Intermediate People's Court, which convicted and sentenced him to death on 22 April.
Yao confessed he killed Zhang because he feared the "peasant woman would be hard to deal with" over the accident, Xinhua said in an earlier report.
They picked the wrong society for that kind of behavior. The appeal process is pretty short in China.
That’s taking “shoot, shovel, shut up” to a whole new level.
Re post #2, I like the expeditious manner in which the Chinese treated this murderer. I wish that the U.S. authorities would do the same in cases in which there is no doubt who killed someone in the first degree.
Of course they knew she was dead. The usual practice in the benevolent society China after running somebody down is to throw what you think is about two months of their pay at them for their medical expenses, then peel out.
Of course they THOUGHT she was dead...