According to reports, the children’s dad, Zhang, and his girlfriend, Ye, were sentenced to death several years ago, but were only executed on Wednesday following a lengthy appeals process that resulted in a second trial for the couple. According to local news outlets, the father and his girlfriend reportedly killed his two children, 1-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, from his previous marriage so they could start a new family together.
Authorities in Chlna executed the couple (SEE PHOTO) by lethal injection on Wednesday after the country’s top court recently approved their death sentences, The Daily Mail reported. The children’s father was reportedly convicted of throwing his two children out a window from the 16th floor. His girlfriend was also convicted of the crime after authorities discovered that she forced the father to murder his two children.
Per reports, the father’s girlfriend saw the 1-year-old boy and the 2-year-old girl as an obstacle and helped stage their deaths as an accidental fall. Per reports, court determined that the father’s and his girlfriend’s motive was despicable and the means brutaI. The children’s father was reportedly having an extramarital affair with Ye without telling her he was married and had two kids.
After Zhang divorced his wife, Ye reportedly urged the father to kill his two children, because she saw them as obstacles to them getting married and a burden on their future life together. Following his children’s deaths, the father reportedly told authorities that he was asleep when the children fell and said he woke up to people shouting downstairs. During the trial, the children’s father apologised for his actions while his girlfriend denied accusations against her many times.