I’m Happy for the Nanny and All, but There is Still a Poisoner on the Loose!!!
All well and good for Qian Renfeng only having to spend 13 years in a Chinese prison for a crime she probably didn’t commit. I’m sure she won’t have any psychological scarring from missing her mother’s death or from eating warm cement stewed in urine for 13 years. The question that I don’t see anyone trying to answer is – if Qian didn’t poison 3 kids at the daycare, then who did? Looks like a case for Encyclopedia Chan.
Pic shows: Qian crying. A girl jailed for life when she was 17 and who spent 13 years in prison has been released after prosecutors admitted they got it wrong. Qian Renfeng, now aged 30, was found guilty of carrying out a poison attack on a nursery school in February 2002, in which rat poison had been left where it could be found by children. As result of the tragedy one child died and Qian, who worked at the nursery, was blamed for the deaths. She always maintained her innocence, and with the help of her family, consistently campaigned for a retrial but was constantly rejected. But now the Higher People¿s Court of Yunnan province announced that it was looking at the case again, and after reviewing the evidence and deciding that there was not enough to uphold the conviction. News of her release was a bittersweet victory for the woman because it comes only a few months after the death of her mother who was one of those campaigning for her freedom. The tearful young woman said: “I was not an adult when I was jailed, and I never had the chance to honour my obligations in looking after her. That is a very hard thing to bear. “In her first appeal, Qian’s lawyer insisted there was insufficient evidence and that Qian’s testimony had been extracted under police torture. The court dismissed the appeal and upheld the original ruling. In 2010, lawyer Yang Chu applied for a retrial, and the Yunnan Higher People’s Court reopened the case.
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Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.
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