On January 10,2020, the Higher People's Court of Hunan Province pronounced a second instance judgment on the case of intentional homicide of du Shao-equality persons and their criminal group of evil forces, and ruled in accordance with the law to reject the appeal of du Shao-ping and Luo Guangzhong and other eight defendants.
From December 17 to 18,2019, the intermediate people's court of Huaihua City, Hunan Province, on the first instance of the defendant du Shao-equality intentional homicide case and its evil force criminal group case in public trial and sentenced in court. The defendant, du Shaoping, was convicted of intentional homicide, intentional wounding, causing trouble, illegal detention, the crime of mass fighting, the crime of forced trade, the crime of combining punishment, decided to carry out the death penalty, deprivation of political rights for life, and a fine of RMB 500,000; the defendant, Luo Guangzhong, was sentenced to intentional homicide, suspended execution for two years and deprivation of political rights for life; and the other 12 defendants were sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than eight years.
After the judgment of the first instance, du Shao-ping eight defendants refused to accept the appeal. The Hunan Provincial Higher People's Court opened a public hearing on January 6,2020 to hear the intentional homicide of appellants du Shaoping and Luo Guangzhong, and to conduct a written trial on the criminal facts of the other appellants and the original defendants in the case according to law.
The second instance of the higher people's court of hunan province considered that the facts found in the first instance judgment were clear, the evidence was true and sufficient, the conviction was accurate and the sentence was appropriate, and the whole case trial procedure was lawful, so the above ruling was made according to law.