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Killer-deserter faces execution

AN army deserter was sentenced to death yesterday in southwest China's Sichuan Province for murder, shooting and injuring two people and committing armed robbery.

The ruling was handed down by the Yibin Intermediate People's Court against defendant Wu Yong.

According to the court, Wu shot a sentry guarding a satellite observatory in Yibin in 2003 and fired at a security guard serving Yibin government on October 2 the same year.

The shootings apparently were not fatal, according to a report by China National Radio, which did not explain the motive for the attacks or give details on the victim in the murder case.

Wu and three accomplices were also found guilty yesterday of armed robberies at expressway toll stations. The CNR report did not say whether the other three were sentenced.

On February 23 this year, Wu and Wei Huasong broke into a highway toll station and stole 49,800 yuan (US$7,285) in cash after threatening the collectors.

A similar raid on November 11 last year by Wu and Zhang Zishun gained them more than 16,000 yuan.

Wu and accomplice Tian Yuntao, 42, were caught by police on March 28 when they were found near a toll station on the Yibin-Shuifu Highway planning a third robbery, investigators said.

Wu, 31, a Yibin native, had served with the army in Handan City, central China's Henan Province, after joining in December 1999. But he later deserted, the court said.


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