Chinese man executed for murdering parents

China today executed a man who clubbed his parents to death to claim insurance compensation.

PTI| Updated: Mar 04, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

Beijing: China today executed a man who clubbed his parents to death to claim insurance compensation.

Shen Xueyong beat his parents to death with a club at their farm in northwest Gansu Province on March 25, 2013, a statement from the provincial High People`s Court stated.

He threw their bodies into a ditch to create an accident scene, as he wanted to obtain compensation through personal accident insurance fraud, the statement said.

Shen was given a death sentence in the first instance trial for committing the crime of intentional homicide. He appealed to a higher court, but the verdict was upheld.

The execution was approved by the Supreme People`s Court, and Shen was executed in the city of Zhangye in accordance with the law, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.