Man who beheaded Neihu toddler avoids death row, gets life sentence

The China Post
Date: May 13, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A man who beheaded a 4-year-old girl in a brutal cleaver attack

The Shilin District Prosecutors Office on Friday sentenced the killer of a 4-year-old Neihu girl to life imprisonment. (CNA)

outside an MRT station last March was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday.

The Shihlin District Court delivered the verdict on Friday morning, saying that the panel of judges were “unauthorized” to hand down a death sentence because of the Act to Implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights enacted in 2009.

The two covenants stipulate that people with severe mental disorders are not to be given the death penalty.    [FULL  STORY]

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