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Man who attempted to murder his three children jailed for eight years

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A man was jailed for eight years today for trying to kill his three young children by burning charcoal at their home in Tsuen Wan.

Cheung Chu-kong, 37, who ran a small logistics business, had earlier admitted three counts of attempted murder, RTHK reports. The High Court had heard that one night in March last year, Cheung bought two bags of charcoal and started to burn them after he had put his daughter and two sons to bed. He intended to kill himself as well as the children, who were aged between two and six at the time. But they all survived and weren't injured. 

During his trial, the court was told that Cheung's wife had left him after he had an affair, and he also had financial troubles and a drink problem. It was his wife who discovered what had happened when she went to the family's home the morning after the attack, after being told that her estranged husband hadn't shown up at work.

In mitigation, Cheung's lawyer said his client's circumstances had got the better of him and he was in despair. He said Cheung was a very good father, whose daughter had written to him while he was in custody to say how much she missed him.

In sentencing, Justice Maggie Poon said while she believed Cheung to be a caring father, no parents have the right to decide whether their children should live or die, and his attempt to murder the children was premeditated.

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:)thank for sharing

 

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On 10/26/2018 at 7:50 PM, sh33pymd said:

Source: The Satndard/On.cc

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A man was jailed for eight years today for trying to kill his three young children by burning charcoal at their home in Tsuen Wan.

Cheung Chu-kong, 37, who ran a small logistics business, had earlier admitted three counts of attempted murder, RTHK reports. The High Court had heard that one night in March last year, Cheung bought two bags of charcoal and started to burn them after he had put his daughter and two sons to bed. He intended to kill himself as well as the children, who were aged between two and six at the time. But they all survived and weren't injured. 

During his trial, the court was told that Cheung's wife had left him after he had an affair, and he also had financial troubles and a drink problem. It was his wife who discovered what had happened when she went to the family's home the morning after the attack, after being told that her estranged husband hadn't shown up at work.

In mitigation, Cheung's lawyer said his client's circumstances had got the better of him and he was in despair. He said Cheung was a very good father, whose daughter had written to him while he was in custody to say how much she missed him.

In sentencing, Justice Maggie Poon said while she believed Cheung to be a caring father, no parents have the right to decide whether their children should live or die, and his attempt to murder the children was premeditated.

i fell sorry children

 

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He deserved for that. It is definitely no right to kill your own children.

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