Beijing baby-killer sentenced to death

Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) A man who killed a two-year-old girl by throwing her to the ground was sentenced to death by a Beijing court Wednesday.

The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court handed the death sentence to Han Lei, 39, on charges of intentional homicide, Xinhua reported.

According to the details of the case, Han grabbed the girl from her carriage and hurled her to the ground in Daxing district of Beijing July 23 after an argument with the toddler's mother over a parking space.

Han fled the scene but was captured the next day.

The girl was severely injured and died days later despite treatment.

Han said at the court Wednesday that he would appeal the death sentence.

Han committed the crime within a year of being released from prison, and be given the death sentence, prosecution said.

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