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China policeman sentenced to death for killing pregnant woman while drunk

Published on Feb 17, 2014 7:27 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A policeman in China was sentenced to death on Monday for fatally shooting a pregnant woman and injuring her husband while drunk, authorities said.

Hu Ping was also ordered to pay the victim's family 73,324 yuan (S$15,172), according to the Guigang Intermediate People's Court in the southern region of Guangxi.

The case sparked outrage among China's Internet users after it was first reported in October.

According to the Shanghai Daily, the pregnant woman Wu Ying, and her husband Cai Shiyong were tending to their rice noodle store when Hu, drunk and shirtless, entered and demanded milk tea.

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