In 2010, a young Chinese man named Yao Jiaxin hit a young woman named Zhang Miao with his car. Noticing her memorizing his license place number and afraid that she would cause him trouble, he took a knife and stabbed her eight times until she died before fleeing. He was later put on trial, convicted, and executed in 2011.
Family of the victim in the Yao Jiaxin Case demands restitution, gets in fight with lawyer of Yao’s father
February 8th after 11am, Xi’an, Yao Jiaxin victim Zhang Miao’s father Zhang Pingxuan, Zhang Miao’s husband Wang Hui, and lawyer Zhang Xian arrived at Yao Jiaxin’s father Yao Qingwei’s home prepared to demand the 200,000
February 8th at 11am in the morning, Xi’an, Zhang Miao’s father Zhang Pingxuan, Zhang Miao’s husband Wang Hui, and lawyer Zhang Xian arrived at Yao Jiaxin’s father Yao Qingwei’s home prepared to demand the 200,000 yuan they had previously rejected.
Photo is of February 8th, of Zhang Miao’s relatives waiting downstairs to demand the 200,000 yuan they had previously refused.
Soon, Zhang Xian (front), who had previously remarked on weibo that he wanted to come see the face off, also arrived at the residential complex where Yao Qingwei lives.
Arriving at Yao Qingwei’s home demanding restitution, Yao Qingwei’s lawyer Ma Yanming (right) and Zhang Miao’s husband Wang Hui (left) got into a physical altercation.
Yao Qingwei’s lawyer Ma Yanming (left) tries to convince Zhang Xian (right) to leave the residential complex where the Yao family lives.
Zhang Xian being forcibly taken away from the scene by police.
As Zhang Xian is being taken away by police, he doesn’t forget to wave to the surrounding crowd and media from the patrol vehicle.
After Wang Hui, the husband of the “Yao Jiaxin Case” victim Zhang Miao, was taken away by police, Zhang Miao’s father Zhang Pingxuan was unsuccessful in getting the 200,000 yuan and left Yao Qingwei’s home.
Comments from NetEase:
Today I saw on other discussion forums a statement, which I’m reposting here: Finally understand why Yao Jiaxin committed murder at the time, as it is now clear [the victim] was unusually troublesome [demanding and unreasonable, as evidenced by her family].
I really feel sympathetic with Yao Jiaxin’s father right now.
Zhang Miao’s husband is really inhuman.
Totally shameless, they already compensated you guys with a life, and you still come demanding money!
Rural people are very troublesome, Eight Stabs [nickname for Yao Jiaxin] was right.
In the face of all this ugliness, I don’t feel like expressing a point of view.
Already demanded a life, now demanding money, that’s just insisting on being shameless!
When someone robs you, they ask, “Do you want your money or your life”. Does the Zhang family not even understand this rule? I can’t watch any further.
If someone commits murder, then they must pay with their life, but when that life is given to you, then they have no obligation to give you money, a life for a life.
So you now going to demand money is too shameless.
The notion of a life for a life needs to be changed. The injury that Yao caused is not as simple as giving a life for a life. This didn’t happen to you, so you will never feel what they feel. If that were the case, then corrupt officials could just give back the money and not have any legal responsibility.
Their son’s life is lost, and you want them to give you money? When they had promised to give money, it was in exchange for their son’s life. Now that their son has been forced to bite the bullet, you want them to give you money?
They wanted a life and now they want money too. He killed someone, and paid for it with his life, that’s fair. Yao has also served as a warning for everyone. I really don’t know what should be done in the future when encountering this kind of situation.
Money is truly something people are obsessed with! No matter what, just looking at Zhang Miao’s husband’s big fat waist and Zhang Xian’s mentality of going there to watch the fuss makes me really disgusted!
Yao Eight Stabs, you can rest in peace now. You’ve used your life to prove that [rural people] are troublesome.
Pay for a life with a life, pay for a debt with money. Yao Jiaxin has already been executed, what else do you want?? When the court was passing judgment, you were so self-righteous. This 200,000 was Yao Jiaxin’s parents trying to use 200,000 to save their son from death. The victim’s family didn’t want the money, only wanted Yao Jiaxin’s life. The rest of us were filled with righteous indignation, so much that the people’s anger would not be appeased if he [Yao Jiaxin] didn’t die. Now that Yao Jiaxin has been taken out and killed, both sides are made equal. So for the Zhangs to now fucking run to the Yao Jiaxin’s parents and cause trouble, they should be stabbed 80 times!! ~~ Create a Yao 80 Stabs! No one will feel sympathy for the Zhang family! You brought it upon yourself, who would care~
Looking at the comments, Chinese people are truly sad. The attitude towards Yao Jiaxin back then, and the attitude now. Haha…
An unspeakably greedy rural person, coupled with a lawyer made famous by causing rumors, have shown me once again human nature’s ugliness, dirty to the extreme.
According to the country’s laws, the victims family of course have the right to demand civil compensation/restitution! Criminal murder and civil compensation do not conflict with each other, nor is there such a thing where one can pay money to purchase a life!
Since the Zhang family has already rejected Yao Jiaxin’s father’s 200,000 in restitution, this is an act of relinquishing one’s interest, which has the force of law, therefore you have no grounds for again demanding this money afterward — You can’t go back on this as it is against both reason and law. Here I ant to remind the Zhang family — Watch your behavior, don’t let the world’s people go from sympathizing with you to despising you.
What do you think?