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Waitress who killed official spared jail

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A waitress who fatally stabbed an official and injured another choked back tears as she walked free from a Hubei court after a guilty verdict with "diminished responsibility" yesterday.

Deng Yujiao, 21, whose plight caught the attention of millions around the world, was found guilty of intentional assault at Xiongfeng Hotel in Yesanguan on May 10 but was not penalized because she is manic depressive.

Deng Guida, 44, director of the business promotion office in Yesanguan, died of injuries and his 41-year-old junior colleague, Huang Dezhi, was injured.

The court ruled that Deng was exempt from punishment because she acted in self-defense although it was excessive, gave herself up to police and had limited legal responsibility.

According to police, Deng Guida and Huang harassed Deng for sex in return for money on the night of the attack, and continued to insult her when she refused.

Deng Guida forced Deng down on to a couch and blocked her from leaving.

Deng attacked the officials with a fruit knife when they approached her threateningly again, thinking they wanted to rape her.


1. In which province did the event take place?

2. What jobs were held by the two male attackers?

3. How old was the young victim?


1. Hubei.

2. They were government officials.

3. 21.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Waitress who killed official spared jail

Waitress who killed official spared jailBrendan joined The China Daily in 2007 as a language polisher in the Language Tips Department, where he writes a regular column for Chinese English Language learners, reads audio news for listeners and anchors the weekly video news in addition to assisting with on location stories. Elsewhere he writes Op’Ed pieces with a China focus that feature in the Daily’s Website opinion section.

He received his B.A. and Post Grad Dip from Curtin University in 1997 and his Masters in Community Development and Management from Charles Darwin University in 2003. He has taught in Japan, England, Australia and most recently China. His articles have featured in the Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times, The Asia News Network and in-flight magazines.