(From AFP)

A Paris court has handed a 20-year jail term to a Chinese nanny for murdering and chopping up her employers after their two-month-old baby died in her care.

A court sketch shows Hui Zhang (R) and her boyfriend Te Lua during their trial in Paris
A court sketch of Hui Zhang (R) during her Paris trial

The woman, 34-year-old Hui Zhang, had admitted killing the couple, Ying Wang and Liangsi Xui, during a violent row at her home after they learned the little boy had died.

The judge followed the prosecutor’s recommendation of 20 years behind bars for Hui, who had claimed she acted in self-defense as the furious parents of the dead child attacked her and her boyfriend Te Lu, also 34, with a butcher’s knife.

Te, who was a co-defendant in the macabre case, was acquitted.

In his closing arguments, Judge Julien Eyraud told the court: “When I learned of this case I was overcome by the horror of what happened, imagining the smell of blood, this butchery in the bathroom, this violence.” Read More

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