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Murder trial in flirtation case

A drunken man who flirted with two women and stabbed one of their boyfriends to death stood trial for murder yesterday at the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court.

Prosecutors said the 21-year-old suspect, Qin Wenxiang, whistled at the two women, Cao Ru and Zhang Hui, attempting to flirt with them on Beidi Road in Minhang District, in the wee hours of August 26.

The court heard Cao and Zhang came out of a cyber cafe and were on their way to meet their boyfriends when they met Qin and his three friends. Cao told prosecutors she heard someone whistling and then saw Qin and the other three heading toward them.

She also said Qin turned around and began chasing after them after they called him "insane." Qin alone continued to follow the two women and met their boyfriends, Wang Tao and Wang Binbin, about 2am.

Seeing Qin flirting with their girlfriends, the two men soon started a fight, the court heard.

Qin said he was held by Wang Binbin in the neck and was hit by Wang Tao in his leg. The agitated man then took out a 30-centimeter-long knife from his back pocket, stabbed Wang Tao in his right neck and chest and fled. Wang Tao, 20, died of his injuries.

At the court, Qin denied whistling at Cao and Zhang and said he couldn't remember who did because he had drunk eight bottles of beer. He admitted stabbing Wang Tao but said it was self-defense.

The victim's family asked compensation of 738,076 yuan (US$115,913) at the court and Qin agreed to the request.


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