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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / SocietyHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosLetters could affect death penalty reviewBy Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (China Daily) Updated:2015-07-23 07:39Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallApril Fools Day killer writes to his father and lawyer, confessing to murder and seeking helpTwo letters written by Lin Senhao, a former medical student who was convicted of killing his roommate Huang Yang with poison, might influence public opinion in his favor, said experts.The letters were published in Shanghais Dongfang Daily newspaper on Tuesday. In one letter to his father, on June 5, Lin wrote: “I did poison Huang. I have no other way but to confess the crime and I must.”Lins father turned to a new attorney who specializes in death penalty cases after the second trial of the case upheld the death sentence in December. The Supreme Peoples Court began a review of the sentence two months ago.Lin, who was a student at Fudan University at the time of the murder, also expressed his determination in the letter that he wanted to keep his two attorneys who worked on his second trial and did not want a defense for innocence.Lin, 29, was sentenced to death after his first trial in February last year for the murder of his roommate, who died of liver, kidney and lung failure more than two weeks after falling ill in April 2013. Lin, the court was told, dropped a deadly chemical into a water dispenser, which led to the death of Huang in what became known as the April Fools Day killing.The case sparked a nationwide debate because of Lins status as a medical student at the high-profile university.The other letter was written on July 10 to one of his two attorneys, Si Weijiang, to invite him to work on the case again, even though Lins father previously asked him to step down.”I havent made up my mind to be Lins attorney again,” Si said on Wednesday.Si said that when he and the other lawyer, Tang Zhijian, were working as Lins attorneys during the review of the death penalty, the top court conducted an inquiry with them but did not listen to the two liver disease experts that they proposed. The attorneys insist the cause of Huangs death is in question and does not rule out other factors.”We presented an application to the court to meet the experts but havent received a reply. I would take Lins request if the court wanted to listen to the experts,” Si said.During the second trial in December, Si and Tang presented evidence that the victim died of acute hepatic necrosis, but it was not admitted by the court.The letters have influenced some public opinion. The majority believed Lin, as a medical postgraduate, would know that the chemical would kill the victim, although Lin and his attorneys stated that it was an April Fools Day prank that went wrong. They argued that Lin had not intended for Huang to die.”His words in the letters let the public see that he pleads guilty and repents his wrongdoing,” said Jiang Jiawei, a 28-year-old Shanghai resident. “This is the first step to gain forgiveness from the public.”Favorable public opinion would win him favor in the final decision of the nations highest court, said law experts.Yi Shenghua, a Beijing-based criminal lawyer, said that 10 to 15 percent of the death penalty cases reviewed every year are overturned.”The ratio is around 50 percent when it comes to murder cases that involve one victim and that fall into the category of personal conflict and the defendant proposes compensation,” he said.”The media and public attention on a case would make an impact on its final verdict,” he added.Li Yunlong, chairman of the Criminology Research Council of Jiangxi province, said that according to the current policies concerning the death penalty, Lin does not fall into the category of those who must face a death sentence.”His confession might bring a favorable turn, and theres some probability that he can be reprieved from the death penalty,” he said.zhouwenting@chinadaily.com.cn8.03KPhotoNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingWorlds largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in ChinaAncient cities to be connected by Xian-Chengdu high-speed railwaySnow turns Harbin into winter wonderlandReed Catkin Festival held in WuhanSocietyPoliticsHot TopicsScience/TechBusinessCover StoryFTZ simplifies process to launch businessesJapan can offer experience, expat saysApplication for work streamlinedAwareness of law aids resolutionAir Force units explore new airspaceLow wages and lack of respect responsible for kindergarten abuse, experts sayLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchAgency ensuring natural gas supplyUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingChina moves to secure natural gas supply amid rising winter demandXi asks China, Canada to work for substantial tiesCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayLiving in space: How astronauts train, eat and workTeachers excused for lunchtime drinksWaiting for Shenzhou XICancer agent found in 44 cities drinking waterAt Ikea eatery, its no pay, no stayChina lose 2-0 to Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifier, coach Gao resignsC919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785Services offset dip in manufacturingFintech to energize real economy, cut risksChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesEngineers achieve breakthroughChina-made components add securityOnline shopping rings up customer complaintsImport expo to focus on advanced techSME mobile market platform receives first clientsChina top importer of US soybeansAir China opens direct route from Beijing to BarcelonaInsurance-based trust launchedDandelion helping to sow the seeds of stability for membersCover storyVisa change may boost tourism to USThe wrong side of the roadBuilding ban begins to biteVillagers call on Japan to atone for massacreMost ViewedTodays Top NewsDelegation salutes Tibet anniversaryOfficials are told to act as anti-graft watchdogsGreat Wall safeguarded in united actionVice minister pledges more efforts to improve air qualityBeijing’s efforts to control air pollution start to pay offChinas military committed to reformNetizens rip singer over baby photosCentral govts growing support for TibetMonument to be built on Tianjin blast siteChina and Russia seal raft of energy dealsIn todays trending, pet dog turns out to be Artic fox, a modern recreation of Suzhous famous gardens sells for $78 million, a classroom is rented out as a hotel, and a public toilet is converted into a restaurant.HighlightsBeijing expects severe traffic congestion on next two daysWe have a heart for themBeijings preparations begin long before the parade starts8 interesting facts about the upcoming V-day ParadeHot TopicsGround level Rule of law Panda China youths Anti-terror drive Family planning Smog Fox Hunt Beijing integrates with Tianjin, Hebei China cracks down on graftSpecialGlimpses of Tibet: Plateaus, people and faith50th anniversary of Tibet autonomous region…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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