Liu Dong has been sentenced to death in the second trial of dalian’s “May 22” car hit-run case

2022-06-09 0 By

On February 9, 2022, the Liaoning Higher People’s Court made a public judgment on the case of appellant Liu Dong endangering public security by dangerous means, rejected the appeal, upheld the original judgment, and reported to the Supreme People’s Court for approval of liu Dong’s death sentence in accordance with the law.The Higher People’s Court of Liaoning Province found that:At 11:40 on May 22, 2021, liu Dong, the appellant, was driving his BMW car from west to east along Wuhui Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian. Unable to accept the reality of failed investment, he suddenly accelerated, deliberately ran a red light, and collided with pedestrians crossing the road at the zebra crossing at the north gate of Wuhui Road Labor Park.Five people were killed, two seriously injured, four slightly injured and two injured.Liu then drove on to the intersection of Wuhui Road and Jiefang Road, where he rear-ended a van and stopped. Liu abandoned the car and fled the scene and was arrested in the afternoon.The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court of Liaoning province sentenced Liu Dong to death and deprived him of political rights for life after the first-instance verdict found him guilty of endangering public security by dangerous means.After the sentencing, the defendant Liu Dong refused to accept, put forward an appeal.Appeals court by a public trial that the appellant liudong because investment failure, venting in extreme way, driving speed on public roads in the center of the city area, deliberately rushed through a red light, collision is the pavement of pedestrians crossing the street, caused many people death, injury and property damage to others, the measures are extremely cruel, if the circumstances are especially bad, and the consequence is extremely serious,The above ruling was made after the first instance court determined that the facts were clear, the evidence was solid and sufficient, the conviction was accurate, the punishment was appropriate and the trial procedure was legal.On Oct. 29, 2021, the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Liu Dong to death and deprived him of his political rights for the rest of his life after sentencing him to endangering public security by dangerous means.The case was prosecuted by the People’s Procuratorate of Dalian, Liaoning Province, on September 16, 2021.The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court held a public hearing on October 13, 2021.Trial found that on May 22, 2021, 11 at 40, the defendant liudong drive the BMW cars along in that five routing at west to east, unable to accept investment failure of reality, sudden acceleration of the vehicle, deliberately rushed through a red light and collision are more than five labor park north gate, hui road pavement zebra crossing pedestrians crossing the road, killing four victims on the spot,One victim died on the same day and eight others were injured to varying degrees.Liu then drove on to the intersection of Wuhui Road and Jiefang Road where he rear-ended a van, causing damage to the van.Liu then abandoned the car and fled the scene.Liu dong went to the Kunming street police station at around 13:00 on the same day and said he had rear-ended someone else’s car, but denied the fact that he had hit someone with his car. After the public security authorities identified him as a suspect in the case, after interrogation, he confessed to his crime.Dalian municipal intermediate people’s court that the defendant liudong ignoring the law, deliberately endangering public security in a dangerous way, killing five people and wounded more than, the consequences of loss of others property, its behavior violates no specific most people’s life, health and property safety, constitute the crime of endangering public security with dangerous method.Liudong investment by its failure to extreme way to vent emotions, driving speed on public roads in the center of the city area, deliberately rushed through a red light, the impact is the pavement of a large number of pedestrians crossing the street, caused many people death, injury and property damage to others, social harm is extremely serious, social influence is very bad, so the death penalty in accordance with the law, deprivation of political rights for life.The court shall make a judgment at the same time according to law on the claims of the plaintiff in an incidental civil action.Some deputies of Dalian municipal people’s Congress, CPPCC members and the public attended the trial.Source: Liaoning High People’s Court