Chinese Boy Stabs ‘Strict’ Mother to Death, Gets No Jail Time
A 12-year-old boy china who stabbed his own mother to death is now unable to get formal education as his former school has refused to readmit him.
The kid, identified only by his surname Wu, reportedly killed his mother with a knife on the night of December 2 at their home in Yuanjiang, Hunan.
Since the age of criminal responsibility in China is 14 years old, Wu’s punishment was spending just three days in police custody. The victim, surnamed Chen, discovered that her son had stolen and smoked the four packs of cigarettes she had brought home from a banquet.
Chen punished her son by beating him with a belt, Shanghaiist reports. In an act of revenge for his mom’s “strict parenting,” Wu said he stabbed his mother with a knife over 20 times in her bedroom.
After locking the room where the body was held, Wu sent a text message to his school using his mom’s phone, claiming he was sick and would be absent the next day. Chen’s lifeless body would be discovered by Wu’s grandfather when hecame to visitthe next morning. Wu, who was playing with his 2-year-old brother when the grandpa arrived, claimed that his mother had gone out to the city that day.
Growing suspicious after not hearing from Chen all day, the grandpa came back to investigate in the afternoon. Peeking in through her bedroom window, he saw Chen’s dead body on the floor, with the entire room covered in her blood.
Wu was arrested but released from police custody after just three days as his age was belowcriminal responsibility. According to his grandfather, Wu displayed his abnormal behavior since he suffered head injuries between the ages of seven and eight, reports the Straits Times.
He is now underthe care of his migrant worker father who was forced to return home after getting word of the unfortunate incident. Wu’s dad is now seeking the government’s help to make sure that his son gets an education after administrators from his former school rejected him.
Parents of other students have expressed concern on Wu getting near their kids and protested his re-admission.