Lao Rongzhi’s family: The Lao Rongzhi case will be pronounced in the second instance on November 30

The announcement of the hearing.

On November 28, the reporter learned from people familiar with the matter that on November 26, the staff of the Jiangxi High Court informed that the Lao Rongzhi case will be pronounced in the second instance on November 30. On the same day, Lao Shengqiao, Lao Rongzhi’s second brother, also told The Paper that he learned from Lao Rongzhi’s defense lawyer that the second trial of the case will be pronounced on November 30. He said he would attend the hearing with other relatives.

Jiangxi court trial comprehensive service platform announcement shows that the case of Lao Rongzhi will be opened at 9:30 on November 30, and the cause of the case is intentional homicide.

On September 9, 2021, the Nanchang Intermediate Court pronounced the verdict of the first instance on the Lao Rongzhi case. The first-instance judgment found that from 1996 to 1999, the defendants Lao Rongzhi and Faziying (judged in a separate case) conspired and divided their labor. Lao Rongzhi engaged in escort services in entertainment places to find targets for crimes, and Faziying committed violence. In Nanchang City of Jiangxi Province, Wenzhou City of Zhejiang Province, Changzhou City of Jiangsu Province, and Hefei City of Anhui Province, four crimes of robbery, kidnapping and intentional homicide were jointly carried out, resulting in the death of seven victims. After the incident, Lao Rongzhi absconded using pseudonyms such as “Xue Li” and was arrested by the public security organs on November 28, 2019.

The Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court ruled that the defendant Lao Rongzhi was guilty of intentional homicide, robbery, and kidnapping, and was punished for several crimes. He decided to execute the death penalty, deprive him of political rights for life, and confiscate all personal property; The plaintiff in the incidental civil lawsuit lost more than 48,000 yuan. Lao Rongzhi refused to accept the criminal part of the original judgment and appealed.

From August 18 to 20, 2022, the Jiangxi High Court publicly heard the case of Lao Rongzhi’s intentional homicide, robbery, and kidnapping appeal.

During the second-instance trial, the appellant Lao Rongzhi, the defender and the prosecutors who appeared in court focused on whether Lao Rongzhi constituted the crime of intentional homicide, his status and role in the joint crime, whether the sentencing of the first instance was too heavy, and whether the procedure of the first instance Opinions were expressed on issues such as illegality, and Lao Rongzhi made a final statement. The court announced an adjournment and sentencing at an optional date.

(The Paper)