The new paper
November 14, 2022
A man in China has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing his daughter after running up credit card debt of more than one million yuan (200,000 Singapore dollars) while shopping online.
According to China’s Xinmin Evening News, 30-year-old Liu Juan (pseudonym)’s addiction to online shopping began in 2019. At the time, the family received a few credit card statements every other day.
They also received many packages daily, to the point that even before an old package could be opened, there was a new one at the door.
However, Liu Juan could not afford to pay the bills with his monthly income of around 4,000 yuan (780 Singapore dollars).
His father then dipped into his savings and even borrowed from relatives to pay off his debt.
But the woman’s purchases did not stop. She also borrowed money from relatives and took out a number of online loans to finance her expenses.
As the bills piled up, the father sought more loans from relatives – raising over $10,000.
On the day of the incident, he was having dinner and drinks with a relative, who warned him that his daughter may have borrowed money from loan sharks.
When he got home, he saw Liu Juan on the phone and they started arguing about his debts.
During the altercation, he took a fruit knife and stabbed her to death.
He then called the police and waited for them to arrive.
The court found Liu Gang guilty of intentional homicide and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.