Married ex-director of securities company killed mistress 12 years ago, carried body away in nylon bag, then dumped body.
The former director was eventually arrested, but the body of the mistress was never found.
The ex-director was twice convicted of murder after trial and both appeals were successful.
He went to trial for the third time this year, and a jury yesterday found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
The judge sentenced the defendant to nine and a half years in prison in the High Court today (28th).
The defense pointed out that according to the current sentence, the defendant can be sentenced to immediate release and hopes that the judge will issue an order for immediate release.
The staff of the Correctional Services Department pointed out in court that it needs to be calculated first, but the defendant may be released in the High Court.
Jury Convicts Defendant of Provoked Manslaughter of Qin
Defendant Chen Wenshen, 49 years old.
He was originally accused of murdering Qin Jiayi (33 years old) on October 6, 2011. A jury composed of 4 men and 5 women unanimously ruled that the murder case was not established yesterday and unanimously ruled that he was guilty of manslaughter.
The jury also found the defendant guilty of provocation.
The defendant has been remanded for 9 years and expects to be released immediately
The defense pleaded yesterday that the defendant had served many years in prison, during which time he was under great pressure, and the case had destroyed his family and career.
The defense also pointed out that considering that the defendant has been remanded for 9 years, it is hoped that the judge will impose a sentence of immediate release.
The prosecution revealed that the defendant married in 2003, had two sons, and divorced his wife in 2016.
First interrogation refused to admit murder, second trial admitted wrong hand murder
The defendant was first tried in 2015, when he pleaded not guilty to killing and was found guilty of murder.
He later appealed and won the case. The case was retried in 2017. The defendant was renamed manslaughter, but he was still convicted of murder after the second trial and was also sentenced to life imprisonment. The appeal court ruled for the second time in 2021. He appealed straight.
Before his death, Qin worked as a publicist in a nightclub
The case was tried for the third time this year. The prosecution alleges that Qin met the married defendant when he was working as a nightclub publicist in Hong Kong.
However, the defendant's wife discovered in 2011 that the defendant had an extramarital affair, and their relationship changed.
The defendant asked someone to empty the unit and wash the car afterwards
After Qin entered the building where he lived on October 5 of the same year, he disappeared. His brother reported the case several months later.
The police investigation found that the defendant entered the building on the evening of the 6th of the same month.
Went out at one point afterwards, bought vacuum bags etc, then turned back.
The defendant returned to the unit the next day, pushed a nylon bag on a trolley when he left, and then drove to Tseung Kwan O to dispose of the body.
In addition, the defendant also instructed the decoration workers to empty the unit afterwards, found someone to wash the car, and sent messages to her friends on Qin's mobile phone, pretending that Qin would stay in the mainland.
Defendant proposes to break up with Qin with hideous face
In his defense, the defendant claimed that he loved Qin deeply at the time, but the relationship between the two was eventually discovered by the defendant's wife.
Since then, both his wife and Chin have suffered from depression. The latter committed suicide by jumping off a building at one point, and his drinking problem worsened.
Finally, at the request of his wife, he planned to terminate the relationship with Qin on the day of the incident, but Qin heard this with a grim look behind him and threatened to ruin the defendant's reputation, saying that he would "kill your wife" and harass his son.
The defendant said that he couldn't think for a while, and just wanted to shut Qin up, so he pressed her mouth and nose hard, without intending to kill her.
Case number: HCCC130/2021
Murder without a corpse｜The ex-director killed his mistress and abandoned his body for three times. The jury found him guilty of murder. He was convicted of manslaughter and turned into a murder without a corpse.｜Married and divorced, his mother passed away. Hearing that the breakup became ferocious, he said he would kill his wife, and the defendant tried to make her shut up and out of control. No corpse murder case｜Both wife and mistress were depressed. Can't help but the defendant emphasizes that both of them love the dead body murder case｜The victim opened the house and refused to accept the meat money and emphasized that it was not because of the money. Unconsidered or provoked murder of financial director's mistress case to be tried for third time