Death penalty for revenge attack

2013-06-09 08:39

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Beijing - Chinese state media say a court has sentenced a 25-year-old man to death for setting fire a building fire that killed eight people as part of a revenge attack.

Xinhua News Agency says Lin Binwei confessed to setting the February fire in revenge against a man he thought was having an affair with his girlfriend. A man on duty on Sunday at Intermediate People's Court in Taizhou City confirmed a verdict had been handed down but said he had no details.

Xinhua says Lin's arson attack targeted the rival man's warehouse, where he stored products for his online shoe business, and that the fire spread to homes upstairs, killing eight and injuring one. The brief report had no further details, including whether the business owner was hurt or killed.

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