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Kidnapping sentence upheld

THE 13-year sentence of a man who kidnapped a woman from the parking lot of a Carrefour outlet in Gubei area has been upheld, the Changning District People's Court said yesterday.

The man surnamed Dong had two accomplices who were sentenced from six years to 14-and-a-half years in prison.

On August 27, 2009, Dong and his accomplices Wang, his former classmate, and Zhang, a karaoke bar waitress, drove to Carrefour's rooftop parking lot. When Ma, the victim, opened the door of her Mercedes-Benz, she was kidnapped by the trio. Wang stabbed her in the waist when she resisted, according to the court.

Dong snatched 18,000 yuan (US$2,707) in cash from Ma's bag and called her husband to demand 6 million yuan in ransom. Wang took Ma to an apartment Dong had rented on Gonghexin Road.

Ma's husband called police, who captured Dong and Zhang early next morning. With an address provided by Dong, police soon caught Wang and rescued the woman, who later recovered from the wound.

Dong received a lighter sentence since he led police to Wang, who was jailed 14-and-a-half years on kidnapping and assault charges. Zhang received a six-year sentence as an accessory.

The verdict was upheld in September by the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, judges said. The Changning District People's Court first announced the sentences in July.

Dong, 28, owned a computer sales company before the kidnapping. His business struggled during the global financial crisis at the end of 2008. The company had a deficit of more than 1 million yuan in April 2009.

Due to the debt, Dong began to plan a kidnapping in June 2009. He first searched information on the Internet and concluded he needed help, he told the Changning court.

He then enlisted Wang. Zhang also agreed to join the pair since they thought a woman was needed so that they wouldn't arouse the attention of others, the court heard.

They cased a few downtown places and decided to target single women who drove cars to supermarkets.


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