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Corpse cut into pieces, cooked

A WOMAN and two of her boyfriends have been arrested in Shanghai after they killed another of the woman's lovers, cut the body into 77 pieces and cooked them in a pressure cooker to destroy the evidence, Shanghai prosecutors said yesterday.

Each suspect, who are all from Jiangsu Province, has claimed innocence and told police different stories about how Cao Liang was killed, according to prosecutors.

Zhao Lin, who is married and has a son, told police her former lover Li Gang choked Cao to death on March 26 last year.

Zhao said she loved Li and planned to marry him, so that day she asked Cao to the apartment Li had rented on Pingliang Road in Yangpu District to break up with him. Li came while Zhao and Cao were there.

The three had dinner peacefully at first because Zhao told Li that Cao was just a friend, the woman claimed. Later, Li and Cao got into a fight after drinking alcohol.

"Blood came out from Cao's nose and mouth when Li grabbed him by the throat and Cao soon stopped struggling," according to Zhao's version of the story.

Zhao told prosecutors she then called Hu Yu, another lover, who lives in the Pudong New Area, to come over and help destroy the body.

However, Li denied killing Cao and claimed Zhao used an electric wire to electrocute the man to death.

Li said he left his apartment when he saw Zhao having dinner with Cao because Zhao said she wanted to talk with him alone. Li claimed he returned 20 minutes later and found Cao was dead.

"Zhao kneeled in front of me and told me she had killed Cao with the electric wire," Li told prosecutors.

Hu, who admitted to police that he had taken part in dismembering the body, told prosecutors that both Li and Zhao had killed Cao.

Police caught Zhao and Li on April 2 in the apartment where Cao was killed due to tips provided by Hu.

The Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court will hear the case.

The three suspects made the same statement about dismembering and cooking the body.

The trio told prosecutors they spent two days dismembering the body. The corpse was cut into 77 pieces in Li's apartment in Yangpu and the cooked parts were put into a bag.

On March 28, the trio allegedly buried the bag in a public green space after taking three taxis to avoid being followed.

They also burned the blood stained clothes and threw the kitchen knife, pressure cooker and some remaining bones into a small river, according to prosecutors.

A police assistant found two bones that looked like human remains near a river bank on March 31. Officers found other human bones nearby.


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