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11 Years For Stepdad Who Hacked Off Arm Of Boy Aged 9

11 Years For Stepdad Who Hacked Off Arm Of Boy Aged 9

Chinese police have jailed a man for 11 years after he cut off his stepson's hand and threw it into a pot filled with boiling water so that it would be impossible for surgeons to reattach it.

Wang Xinyu, 31, met the boy's mother Xiao Shen just over a year ago and the pair had been looking at buying a flat together at Shenyang, city in east China's Liaoning province.

When they started looking for property, Wang and the boy Xiao Jun, aged 9, moved to the city and stayed in a rented apartment, and the boy's mother had gone to see her parents and other relatives to try and borrow the rest of the money they needed.

But there was a furious row when she rang her lover to tell him that the process was taking longer than she thought and after he hung up the phone he grabbed a stick and started to beat the boy because he was so annoyed.

Wang then grabbed a meat cleaver from the kitchen and chopped off the boy's hand before throwing it into a pot of water that had been heating to cook their evening meal.

Another resident in the rented apartment block said: "I heard the boy saying ‘Dad, please don’t, dad, please don’t. Even though I then heard the boy screaming I really didn’t expect it would have been so terrible."

The stepdad then called police to confess what he had done and took the boy and the cooked hand to hospital where doctors said that it had already swelled up and was no longer usable.

It means that the boy will not be able to have a hand reattached and he will now need an artificial arm.

Worse still, Wang lost his job as a crane driver meaning that the boy and his mother no longer have his income. Xiao Shen, who forgave Wang for the attack on her son, has now given birth to his twins.

The boy told police: "I always thought he would really be a good dad to me, I liked him. Now everything is ruined. I don't know why he did this, he just seemed to become someone else."

Wang apologised and admitted to committing the crime at the Shenyang Intermediate People's Court. His lawyer argued Wang acted "out of impulse" and asked for a lenient sentence, which the court agreed to with its 11 year sentence after hearing that he had showed contrition and been forgiven by the boys family.

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