On the morning of September 9, the intermediate people's Court of Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province publicly pronounced a judgment of first instance in the case of intentional homicide, robbery and kidnapping of the defendant Lao Rongzhi. The defendant Lao Rongzhi committed the crime of intentional homicide, robbery and kidnapping, and was sentenced to death for several crimes. He was deprived of political rights for life and confiscated all his personal property. I. understand the Lao Rongzhi case ↓
The defendant of this case, Lao Rongzhi, born in 1974 in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, has attracted much public attention. From 1996 to 1999, Lao Rongzhi and her boyfriend FA Ziying committed crimes in Nanchang, Wenzhou, Hefei and other places, involving multiple homicides. In 1999, faziying was arrested in Hefei, Anhui Province and executed in the same year. After the incident, Lao Rongzhi absconded. On November 28, 2019, Lao Rongzhi, who had fled for 20 years, was arrested by the public security organ in Xiamen.On November 27, 2019, during the "cloud sword operation", Xiamen police found that the fugitive Lao mouzhi (female, 45 years old, from Jiujiang, Jiangxi) from a foreign homicide case appeared in our city after careful analysis and judgment. The police acted quickly, immediately launched control and arrest, and arrested Lao in a shopping mall in Xiamen at about 9 a.m. on November 28.
According to the accusation of the procuratorial organ, the defendant Lao Rongzhi has a relationship with French and British couples. From 1996 to 1999, the two conspired and had a clear division of labor. Lao Rongzhi worked as a waitress in entertainment places to find rich people to commit crimes. They jointly committed robbery, kidnapping and intentional homicide in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province and Hefei City, Anhui Province. After the incident, Lao Rongzhi absconded under pseudonyms such as "Shirley". Lao Rongzhi confessed that during the 20 years of absconding, in order to escape the attack, she not only changed her face, but also hid her name, used multiple false names to flee between different cities, and made a living by doing odd jobs in bars, KTVs and other places. On November 28, 2019, Lao Rongzhi was arrested by the public security organ.
On December 17, 2019, the people's Procuratorate of Nanchang city of Jiangxi Province approved the arrest of the suspect, Rao Rong, according to law. On August 31, 2020, Nanchang people's Procuratorate of Jiangxi Province filed a public prosecution against Lao Rongzhi in Nanchang intermediate people's Court on suspicion of intentional homicide, kidnapping and robbery. On December 21 and 22, 2020, the case of Lao Rongzhi was heard in Nanchang intermediate people's court. The procuratorial organ sued Lao Rongzhi for intentional homicide, robbery and kidnapping. During the trial, Lao Rongzhi denied some of the charges and claimed to be coerced by France and Britain. After two days of trial, the court adjourned the case and pronounced a judgment at a different time.
In December 2020, Lao Rongzhi's case of intentional homicide, kidnapping and robbery was heard in Nanchang intermediate people's court. During the trial, the prosecution and the defense fully provided evidence and cross examined the focus of the four kidnapping and homicide cases. Our reporter exclusively photographed the whole process of the trial, and the key details related to the case were presented in the court one by one.
Lao Rongzhi retracted his confession in court and denied killing
During the two-day trial, which lasted more than 15 hours, the prosecution provided evidence on the criminal cases involving Lao Rongzhi in Nanchang, Wenzhou, Changzhou and Hefei, including the confession, witness testimony and relevant material evidence of Lao Rongzhi's boyfriend faziying. In this regard, Lao Rongzhi denied the accusation of intentional homicide and claimed that his participation in the homicide was coerced by France and Britain.
被告人 劳荣枝： 我不认可公诉人对我的指控，包括故意杀人罪这项罪名我也不认可。抢劫罪还有绑架罪我承认，我说了在常州、在合肥我的的确确是配合，因为我摆脱不了法子英，我确确实实是受到了胁迫。
Defendant Lao Rongzhi: I don't agree with the prosecutor's charges against me, including the crime of intentional homicide. I admit the crime of robbery and kidnapping. I said I really cooperated in Changzhou and Hefei, because I couldn't get rid of France and Britain. I was really coerced.
I have never killed a chicken or a duck in my life. I dare not do such a thing. I only have gratitude. I should have a grateful heart.
Judge: the defendant, Lao Rongzhi, the court reminds me, that answer the questions of the defender directly.
Nanchang extermination case, afraid to leave fingerprints, proposed to set fire to the house
Such defense of Lao Rongzhi runs through the whole trial process. The public prosecution believes that in the four cases, Lao Rongzhi and her boyfriend are the principal offenders, which are jointly agreed by the two and have a clear division of labor.
The Nanchang extermination case on July 28, 1996 was the first case in which Lao Rongzhi and her boyfriend FA Ziying conspired. The evidence presented by the public prosecution showed that both of them mentioned that "they jointly agreed that Lao Rongzhi should go to entertainment places to look for kidnapping objects". The victim Xiong was found by Lao Rongzhi while drinking.
Prosecutor: on December 2, 2019, after boss Xiong came to my (Lao Rongzhi) rental house, FA Ziying put a knife around his neck and asked me to tie boss Xiong up with a rope. I first tied the ankle of boss Xiong's legs horizontally, then tied them in the middle of his legs, and then repeated them several times, so as to ensure that each leg can be fixed and not easy to break free, That's how your hands are tied.
The indictment shows that Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying robbed Xiong of gold necklaces, home keys and other property, and forced him to say his home address. Meanwhile, faziying strangled Xiong and divided his body. That night, the two went to Xiong's house with sharp knives. Faziying used sharp knives, ropes and belts to control Xiong's wife Zhang. Lao Rongzhi searched for property in the room and robbed gold and silver jewelry, cash, bonds and other property. Meanwhile, faziying cruelly strangled Zhang and his 3-year-old daughter. Subsequently, Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying fled Nanchang.
The prosecutor charged that Lao Rongzhi was not only the mastermind in the case, but also had strong subjective malice. In her confession, she claimed that she was worried that the fingerprints would remain at the scene and once said to FA Ziying, "it's better to burn this home with a fire", but this behavior was stopped by FA Ziying.
Prosecutor: Lao Rongzhi mentioned four times in the investigation stage that he proposed to set fire to a bear family, regardless of whether Zhang Li's mother and daughter are dead or alive, which reflects Lao Rongzhi's subjective intention to cause death.
温州杀人案 编造“租房”假话 引诱被害人进门
Wenzhou homicide fabricated the lie of "renting a house" to lure the victim into the door
After the Nanchang massacre, Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying fled to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province in September 1997. They continued to follow the crime mode of Nanchang. Lao Rongzhi was the hostess to find the target of the crime, and the victim Liang became their prey.
Prosecutor: the defendant Lao Rongzhi confessed on December 6, 2019 that a girl who worked in KTV with me said that she had a house to sublet. After hearing this, FA Ziying decided to kidnap and blackmail the girl and asked me to take him to the girl's room in the name of renting a house.
The prosecution stated that in the confessions of faziying and Lao Rongzhi, they both mentioned that they jointly entered the victim Liang's residence with a knife to commit robbery.
Prosecutor: after I (Lao Rongzhi) and FA Ziying entered the door, we closed the door. FA Ziying threatened the young lady with a knife. We found belts, wires, ropes and other things in the young lady's house and tied the woman up. I remember I tied her feet first, and then tied her hands and wrists.
The prosecution believes that the binding of the victim Liang is the key evidence of the joint crime of Lao Rongzhi and France Ziying. Then they forced Liang to call another victim, Liu.
Prosecutor: FA Ziying forced the victim to hand over his property and called another rich man. Lao Rongzhi did not raise any objection at the scene. He also made up a lie about renting a house to deceive Liu into entering the scene of the crime, bind Liu, and withdraw money afterwards. Its status is as important as that of France and Britain.
Withdrawal alone and calm response to "being coerced" is not tenable
According to Lao Rongzhi's confession, after stealing the victim's cash and mobile phone, Lao Rongzhi took the victim's passbook to the bank to withdraw money. The witness testimony showed that when the bank teller asked Lao Rongzhi why he didn't withdraw the money himself, Lao Rongzhi calmly replied "I have something to do" and wrote down the name of the victim on the withdrawal slip. The prosecution believes that these calm operations after the crime once again prove that Lao Rongzhi's alleged coercion cannot be established.
Prosecutor: after withdrawing the money, Lao Rongzhi telephoned France Ziying that the money had arrived. This is a very important reminder signal for faziying, that is, if she withdraws successfully, faziying can deal with the aftermath freely.
Faziying strangled two victims after receiving a successful phone call. The prosecutor believes that Lao Rongzhi's phone call is one of the reasons for the deaths of the two victims.
Cruel modus operandi does not constitute voluntary surrender for meritorious service
After committing the crime in Wenzhou, Lao Rongzhi and his criminal hands of kidnapping, robbery and murder did not stop. In the summer of 1998, they fled to Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province and continued to commit the crime in the previous two cases.
Testimony of "Survivor": Lao Rongzhi's means are cruel
The indictment shows that in Changzhou, Jiangsu, the victim Liu was cheated by Lao Rongzhi into a rental house. FA Ziying, who hid indoors in advance, threatened Liu with a knife and stabbed Liu in the chest. Lao Rongzhi tied Liu to the armchair with a prepared iron wire. The victim Liu is the only survivor of the series of robberies and murders by Lao Rongzhi. According to Liu's statement, after more than 20 years, he still has the scars left by being bound by iron wire that year.
Prosecutor: the lady took out some iron wires and directly tied my hands and feet to the chair. My ankles and knees were tied to the chair feet with iron wires, and my arms were tied to the chair back with iron wires. There was a tacit understanding between them. They didn't communicate much when they tied me.
Liu's testimony also showed that Lao Rongzhi threatened his life by cutting his throat several times during his separate custody.
Prosecutor: seeing that I was struggling, the woman stood behind me, took the knife rest at the back of my neck and threatened me not to move. If she moved again, she would kill you.
Then they forced Liu to call his wife and ask for property. And Lao Rongzhi went to the designated place to take Liu's wife back to the rental house. Liu's wife brought a ransom of 70000 yuan. After getting the money, Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying left the scene successively. During the trial, Lao Rongzhi's defense lawyer said that the Changzhou kidnapping case was a criminal fact voluntarily confessed by Lao Rongzhi after he arrived at the case, which showed meritorious service and voluntary surrender. The public prosecution expressed no support in court.
Public prosecutor: because FA Ziying has confessed the facts of Changzhou's crime in detail and made it clear that Lao Rongzhi is his accomplice, Hefei public security bureau pursued him that year. Therefore, the fact of Changzhou belongs to the criminal fact that the public security organ has mastered, and does not have the circumstances of voluntary surrender, confession and lighter punishment.
Intensify to the end
In June 1999, Lao Rongzhi fled to Hefei City, Anhui Province. They continued to use the previous three crime patterns and intensified their efforts. In the name of "closing the dog", they customized a steel cage in advance. After Lao Rongzhi lured the victim Yin into the rental house in Hefei, France and Britain coerced Yin into a cage with a sharp knife.
Under pressure, Yin wrote a note to his wife to send money as soon as possible. Then FA Ziying came to Yin's house with the note. Yin's wife asked him to wait at home on the grounds of raising money, and then went out to call the police. This time, FA Ziying, who had committed many crimes, was arrested by the police and executed according to law that year.
Five days after faziying was arrested by the police, the police found two bodies in the rental house where they committed the crime, and Lao Rongzhi had long disappeared.
One of the two victims in the house was Yin, and the other was identified by the police as Lu. Before the incident, he was a carpenter. After faziying came to the case, he confessed that he cheated Lu into the house and killed him cruelly on the grounds of carpentry. The purpose was to intimidate Yin and let him write a note to his wife to pay the money as soon as possible. In this regard, the prosecution believes that the cruel means of committing the crime of Lao Rongzhi and his wife confirm the defendant's subjective mentality of ignoring other people's lives.
Prosecutor: every crime scene is heinous. The extremely cruel means of crime completely break through the bottom line of human nature.
The trial focus in Hefei case was whether the victim Yin was killed by Lao Rongzhi? The prosecution produced several key evidence and believed that Lao Rongzhi was responsible for Yin's death. The confessions of faziying and Lao Rongzhi confirmed each other. Faziying told Lao Rongzhi four times when he was out. If Yan resisted, he would strangle him with iron wire. The autopsy report of Yin also showed that he died of strangulation.
The prosecution also pointed out that France and Britain were not sure that several people died in the rental house after they were arrested.
Prosecutor: in the interview record between FA Ziying and the lawyer, FA Ziying asked the lawyer how many people died in Hefei. The lawyer told FA Ziying that there were two people. The lawyer asked FA Ziying whether you killed yin? FA Ziying avoided this question and said she didn't want to say it, which further shows that FA Ziying was not exactly ignorant of Yin's death at that time.
The prosecution pointed out that Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying were both principal criminals
The public prosecution believes that after Lao Rongzhi arrived at the case, the investigation organ spent seven months to conduct 48 interrogations, and the public prosecutor carefully examined 48 confessions. Combined with the confessions of FA Ziying in that year, the basis for Lao Rongzhi's conviction is fully true. For a series of crimes jointly committed by Lao Rongzhi and FA Ziying, both of them are the principal offenders.
Public prosecutor: there is a clear conspiracy and division of labor between the two in the four criminal facts. The way and division of labor they committed the crime together with France and Britain reflect their status as the principal offender. Their attitude of refusing to plead guilty, unreasonable excuses and weak excuses will be judged fairly by the law.
This is a trial 20 years late, but justice will not be absent. The means are extremely cruel, the consequences of the crime are extremely serious, the social harm is great, and the subjective malignancy is very deep. The public prosecution opinion uses four "poles" to directly point to the heinous crime of killing seven people. If we break through the bottom line of human nature and law, we will be severely punished by the law.
（总台央视记者 武兵 李兵 周亚峰）
(CCTV reporter Wu Bing, Li Bing, Zhou Yafeng)
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