Grandfather Kills Grandson’s Kidnapper, Must Pay Compensation

Huang Guang, a grandfather who beat to death his grandson's kidnapper.

Huang Guang, a grandfather who beat to death his grandson's kidnapper.

From NetEase:

Grandfather Beats Human Trafficker to Death for Kidnapping Grandson, Is Sentenced to 8 Years and Must Pay 50,000 in Compensation report — With his grandson having been abducted, an angry grandfather chased down a human trafficker and accidentally beat him to death. As detestable as a human trafficker is, our country is a country of laws, and there must be an appropriate punishment by the state, as no one may unlawfully deprive anyone else of their right to life. Recently, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region People’s Court made a judgement in this dispute over the rights to one’s life, health, and body, having defendant Huang Guang pay 58,757.50 yuan in compensation to plaintiff Li Huahua.

On the morning of 2012 July 22, victim Li Zhong kidnapped defendant Huang Guang’s grandson Huang Binbin from the defendant’s home. At around 1pm midday, after noticing that his grandson Huang Binbin had disappeared, defendant Huang Guang began searching everywhere. At around 6pm in the afternoon, defendant Huang Guang discovered that Li Zhong was taking Huang Binbin towards Zhelang town on a motorcycle, immediately confronted Li Zhong, and Li Zhong admitted that he had kidnapped Huang Binbin. Defendant Huang Guang, in his rage, began beating Li Zhong, then took a strap from Wang Zhihua’s motorcycle to tie Li Zhong’s hands behind his back preventing him from leaving. At 21:38, when Li Zhong was brought into the Xinzhou town police station in a life-threatening condition. He was taken to the hospital for emergency care but died despite efforts. The medical examiner determined that Li Zhong died from hemorrhagic shock caused by external blows rupturing the liver, spleen, and kidneys. On 2013 April 26, the Longlin various ethnic groups autonomous region People’s Court made a criminal judgement, ruling that defendant Huang Guang had committed the crime of causing intentional injury and shall be sentenced to a limited term of imprisonment of eight years.

After hearing the case, the court believes: A citizen’s right to life and health is protected by the law. Those who violate a citizen’s body causing death ought to pay expenses such as funeral expenses and death compensation. After the victim’s death, his close relatives have the right to assert their claims for compensation. Defendant Huang Guang had deliberately and illegally harmed another person’s body and healthy, which was the direct cause of Li Zhong’s death, so as the defendant bears criminal liability, he also bears civil compensation liability. However, it was because Li Zhong kidnapped defendant Huang Guang’s grandson Huang Binbin from the defendant’s home and confessed to kidnapping Huang Binbin after being intercepted by the defendant that resulted in the damage of being beaten to death by the defendant occurred. Since the damages suffered were instigated by Li Zhong kidnapping the defendant Huang Guang’s grandson Huang Binbin, Li Zhong bears fault in the occurrence of damages. The court determined that defendant Huang Guang shall be held liable for 60% of the damages, while Li Zhong himself shall bear 40% of the liability. With the aforementioned judgement, defendant Huang Guang must pay plaintiff Li Huahua (Li Zhong’s mother) 58,757.50 yuan RMB in compensation.

Comments from NetEase:

风毒翩翩 [一步成诗]:

Beating to death a human trafficker should not be a crime, and should be rewarded.

一家独大阻碍人类文明进步 [网易福建省漳州市网友]:

The cost of committing crimes is too low, insufficient for deter human trafficking.

呀哑吖呸 [网易江西省新余市网友]:

When the police do not do their duty, the ordinary common people can only resort to protecting themselves, so where is the wrong in this?

静夜梦醒 [网易陕西省西安市网友]:

The human trafficker’s punishment fit the crime! Those who abduct and sell women and children, who molest children, they do not live up to being a human and so naturally cannot enjoy the rights of ordinary people!

红軍 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

Trafficking in people, shouldn’t he be beaten to death anyway?

网易北京市网友 ip:114.248.*.*

Emotionally, I suppose this grandpa. I hope he is lightly sentenced, and given a suspended sentence.

天一哥00 [网易广东省深圳市南山区网友]:

The law has not settled this debt properly. The person below, come explain why.

网易江苏省手机网友 ip:183.207.*.*

Protecting bad guys, hehe.

网易浙江省温州市手机网友 [不网购喝山泉自带发电机]:

This piece of garbage judge, may generations and generations of your family’s sons and grandsons be abducted to be prostitutes.

网易江苏省南通市手机网友 [hzq7337565]: (responding to above)

Yes!!! This must be ding‘d!

蛋子爆疼 [网易安徽省合肥市手机网友]: (responding to above)

This kind of judge is still going to have sons and grandsons? He’s definitely going to be the last of his line and without descendents.


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