A CRIMINAL suspect surnamed Peng, 58, stood trial at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court yesterday for murdering his mistress, known as Ah Fang, 34, in June this year, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported.
Court documents show that Peng murdered Ah Fang with a stone in the apartment, which Peng had bought for the woman in Longgang District on the afternoon of June 3.
After killing Ah Fang, Peng left the crime scene, but turned himself in early the next day.
Peng is a native of Guangdong Province and led a fairly wealthy life by owning factories with his partners.
The woman had been Peng’s mistress since 2013 despite the fact that Peng was married and had children. Peng admitted that he had paid his mistress 10,000 yuan (US$1,476) each month to support her and spent 410,000 yuan to help her buy an apartment in a residential compound in Longgang.
Peng would usually spend time with Ah Fang in her apartment during the daytime and go home at night. Both Ah Fang’s mother and grandmother lived with her in the apartment, and all of the women were aware of Peng and the nature of his relationship with Ah Fang.
The woman’s cousin told the police that she had met Peng a few times and was aware of the fact that he was a married man. However, according to the cousin, Ah Fang had mentioned breaking up with Peng before the murder took place.
The conflict between Peng and his mistress started when Ah Fang requested some money to buy a property for her younger brother so that her mother and grandmother could leave the apartment. However, Peng was not willing to give her the money, which irritated the woman.
On the day of the murder, Peng went to Ah Fang’s apartment and got into a fight with the woman. Ah Fang said that Peng was mean and poor for not being willing to buy her younger brother property.
Feeling insulted, Peng left the apartment only to return with a stone from his car. The man said during yesterday’s court hearing that Ah Fang had threatened to go after his wife and children if he did not come back to her.
The enraged man used the stone to hit the woman several times and clutched her throat until he choked her to death. Peng later washed the blood from his body and changed his outfit before leaving the apartment.
The woman’s mother was out shopping during the murder. Ah Fang’s grandmother was in the apartment while Peng was committing the murder but did not hear anything due to her bad hearing.
It wasn’t until seven o’clock in the evening, when Ah Fang’s mother called her for dinner, that she was found dead in her room.