Original title: Liu Zhonglin's innocent homicide case will be acquitted and will start applying for state compensation. Today (April 20th) morning, the Jilin Provincial High Court reconsidered: Liu Zhonglin is not guilty.
The 50-year-old Liu Zhonglin was a peasant in Dongliao County, Jilin Province. He was arrested on November 8, 1990. On July 11, 1994, he was sentenced to death by intentional homicide by the Intermediate People's Court of Liaoyuan City and suspended for two years. carried out. January 22, 2016 released from prison.
In early 2010, Liu Zhonglin filed a complaint with the High Court of Jilin Province; March 28, 2012, Jilin Provincial High Court opened the court to review the case; on April 25, 2016, the case was not open to trial, but no verdict has been passed.
On the evening of August 9, 1989, Zheng Moumou, a group 4 villager of Huimin Village, Lingyun Township, Dongliao County, Jilin Province, went to his brother’s home to take a quilt and disappeared. On the morning of October 28, 1990, four villagers from Huimin Village, Lingyun Township, Dongliao County, dug a burial corpse during the river reclamation. The Zheng Moumou family identified and confirmed the deceased as Zheng Moumou. The forensic autopsy identified that the cause of death was severe head injury and mechanical asphyxia. It was deduced that the instrument was blunt and the fetal gestational age was 20 to 21 weeks.
After review, the original judgment was that the fact that the defendant Liu Zhonglin killed the victim Zheng Moumou was unclear.According to lack. Liu Zhonglin’s guilty confession was unstable and inconsistent. The case lacked key evidence that pointed to Liu Zhonglin’s case and it was not confirmed by retrial. After investigation, Liu Zhonglin had 16 confessions in the investigative stage. He admitted the crime 10 times and did not recognize the crime 6 times. At the stage of reviewing the prosecution and the trial, they denied the killing of Zheng Moumou. Liu Zhonglin contradicted the guilty confession of some important circumstances such as the motive of committing the crime, the time of committing the crime, the location of the crime, and the tools for committing crimes.
The retrial judgment of the Jilin Provincial High Court on the morning of April 20 took 30 minutes. Liu Zhonglin and his cousin and his brother-in-law heard the case. "The crime was finally cleared." Liu Zhonglin was excited about the results of the retrial. Its lawyer Zhang Yupeng told reporters who had read the news Knews, because the High Court of Jilin Province had not pronounced it for six years. Liu Zhonglin had not been particularly confident in this retrial.
Zhang Yupeng revealed that Liu Zhonglin will start to apply for state compensation after negotiating with relatives and friends. "After the verdict was concluded this morning, the relevant staff of the Jilin Provincial High Court had already contacted Liu Zhonglin and his family members on the state compensation. Matters communicated."