Beijing Court Sentences Man to Death for Killing Toddler Over Parking Space

Convicted man threw a baby girl from her pram during an argument with girl's mother

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Han Lei appears in a Beijing court, charged with intentional homicide.

A Beijing court sentenced a man to death on Wednesday for killing a toddler during a dispute with the child’s mother over a parking space.

In July, 39-year-old Han Lei grabbed the 2-year-old girl from her pram and hurled her to the ground after arguing with her mother when she refused to make way for his car. He fled the scene but was later captured by police. The severely injured child died in hospital.

The case has sparked a strong reaction from China’s social media users, with many applauding the ruling.