The China Post
Date: October 14, 2016
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Supreme Court upheld Thursday a High Court decision that Hsu Tzu-
chiang (徐自強), who has repeatedly appealed convictions for kidnapping, extortion and murder of a real estate businessman in 1995, was not guilty of all the charges.
Hsu was declared innocent by the High Court last year in the ninth retrial of his case, in which he was accused of playing a role in the September 1995 kidnapping and murder of Huang Chun-shu (黃春樹), a real estate broker, whose kidnappers originally demanded a ransom of NT$70 million (US$2.2 million).
The High Court overturned the conviction last year, as the ruling in his ninth retrial found that there were major flaws and inconsistencies in the evidence and testimonies.
Hsu is one of three men sentenced to death in 2000 for the murder.
The two other suspects — Huang Chun-chi (黃春棋) and Chen Yi-lung (陳憶隆) — were found guilty of being the main perpetrators, and were each given the death penalty. [FULL STORY]