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Man executed for murdering parents

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-04 20:35

LANZHOU - A man was executed on Tuesday for killing his parents for insurance compensation in northwest China's Gansu Province, according to a statement from the provincial High People's Court.

On March 25, 2013, Shen Xueyong beat his parents to death with a club at their farm in the city of Zhangye. He threw their bodies into a ditch to create an accident scene, as he wanted to obtain compensation through personal accident insurance fraud, the statement said.

Shen was given a death sentence in the first instance trial for committing the crime of intentional homicide. He appealed to a higher court, but the verdict was upheld.

The execution was approved by the Supreme People's Court, and Shen was executed in Zhangye on Tuesday in accordance with the law.

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