Late last year, four people were arrested in Harbin after being accused of robbing and murdering 10 people, including eight prostitutes. Now a practitioner of the world’s oldest profession has been murdered in our neck of the woods.
A Guizhou man has been sentenced to death by Guangzhou Central Court after he stabbed a prostitute to death, Southern Metropolis Daily reports. After the sentence was announced, Wang Mingping explained that he was just trying to teach her a lesson for the immoral behaviour of prostitution.
On May 18 2011 Wang went into a corner shop and bought a fruit knife claiming that he needed it to cut fruit while working a night shift. Early for work, Wang decided to pass the time by amusing himself with a prostitute. He went to a narrow lane in the city’s Baiyun District where there were seven or eight ladies of the night. He offered 60 yuan for one and went off with her.
After they had had sex, the prostitute turned her back on him and began to get dressed, casually throwing the condom away.
“After putting on my clothes, I suddenly realised that I found this prostitute to be a hateful person,” said Wang.
Wang picked up the fruit knife and wrestled the prostitute to the ground. While she struggled and screamed he stabbed her in the stomach. A passerby heard the screaming and started banging on the door. The prostitute was still breathing, so he slit her throat.
When the door was kicked down, Wang fled. The prostitute, Ah Hong, was still alive when the police arrived, but she had lost too much blood to be saved.
After Wang was caught, he initially claimed that he did not intend to kill her, but was trying to teach her a lesson. But the evidence became irrefutable when it was shown that he slit her throat when she was still screaming for help.