China

Man in China Sentenced To Death For Throwing, Killing Toddler

Said he thought he was throwing a shopping cart

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BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Wednesday convicted a man of murder and sentenced him to death for hurling a toddler to the ground in a case that horrified the Chinese public.

The 2-year-old girl was severely injured and died in a hospital days after the incident. Her attacker, Han Lei, fled the scene, but police caught him the following day. In court, he said he thought he had been throwing a shopping cart to the ground.

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