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Tragic husband unsure of cash offer

A FAMILY hit by tragedy yesterday met with a Shanghai lawyer offering them 540,000 yuan (US$83,140), but are reluctant to accept his gift.

Fu Weigang, 34, who works at the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law, said he would donate the sum to the son of Zhang Miao, a young mother stabbed to death by a student last year after he ran into her with his car.

But Wang Hui, Zhang's husband, has not yet decided whether to take the cash. "It's a large sum, and I feel a little frightened," said Wang.

Wang said he's afraid that he has no ability to manage the money as he's illiterate, but stressed that he appreciated the help.

Fu told Shanghai Daily yesterday that he would talk again with Wang over the weekend, and believed the family will accept his help. "We want to donate the money to Zhang's child," said Fu.

Fu wrote on his Sina weibo on April 22 that he would give 1 yuan for every time his post was forwarded to the two-year-old son of Zhang.

Though the post had been forwarded 370,000 times by yesterday's deadline, he will donate 540,000 yuan - the amount Zhang's family had initially sought in court.

His post came after Yao Jiaxin, the student found guilty of killing Zhang last October in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, was sentenced to death and ordered to pay compensation of 45,498.50 yuan.

However, Wang and Zhang Xian, his lawyer, said they didn't want the money as it was "stained with the victim's blood."


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