May 26th, 2013 Headsman
We seem to lack an exact date to attribute the evocative action so economically described in this May 30, 1991 Reuters wire story:
BEIJING — A man in northwest China has been executed for hacking to death the children of an official who punished him for violating China’s strict birth control rules, the Xinjiang Legal News said.
Farmer Li Xinming murdered his village chief’s two sons and seriously injured his wife after the chief informed him of his punishment for having a third child, the newspaper said in a recent edition reaching Beijing on Thursday.
The execution was carried out immediately after a public trial, the newspaper said.
The world’s most populous country punishes violators of its strict birth control policies, which restrict most couples to one child, with heavy fines and administrative penalties.
Also on this date
- 1868: Michael Barrett, the last public hanging in England
- Themed Set: Terrorism
- 1651: Jeane Gardiner, Bermuda witch
- 1884: Mary Lefley, exonerated by a deathbed confession
- 1647: Alse Young, the first witchcraft execution in New England
- 1871: Hostages of the Paris Commune
- 1831: Mariana de Pineda Muñoz, Spanish liberal
- 1923: Albert Leo Schlageter, Nazi martyr