By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Supreme Court judges on Wednesday hear a debate on whether a man who has been sentenced to
death by a lower court for killing his ex-wife and daughter should “live or die” for the crime he committed.
According to the court verdict, Lee Hung-chi tried to take his two daughters away from his ex-wife, surnamed Chen, when she was taking them to a kindergarten on a morning in April, 2014. After some pushing and shoving, Lee killed his ex-wife with a knife in front of the kindergarten with a crowd of people watching, and then took his six-year-old daughter with him.
The next morning Lee and his daughter were found committing suicide by burning charcoal in his car in a mountainous area in Hsinchu County. Lee survived after being rescued, but his daughter died after treatment.
The Kaohsiung District Court held that Lee could be recidivated and therefore sentenced him to 15 years in prison for killing his ex-wife, but gave him a life imprisonment sentence for killing his daughter. [FULL STORY]