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Divorce hearing turns into murder

ONE woman died and another was seriously injured when a couple came to blows before their divorce hearing in Yunnan Province.

Deng Jiaxi and his wife, Yang Changmei, quarreled outside the Baiyi Court of Songming County People's Court in Kunming, a Kunming-based newspaper reported yesterday.

Deng grabbed a scythe from his car and attacked Yang, slashing her on the chest as Yang's sister-in-law, Zhang Liping, tried to stop him. Deng then lashed out at Zhang.

Zhang died in hospital, Yang is in a critical condition.

After the attack, Deng threw down the scythe and fled. Police investigations are continuing.


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