In the early morning of July 1, 2019, Guan Moumou, a 7-year-old boy in Kaiping City, Jiangmen, Guangdong, lost contact, and his body was found in an abandoned septic tank two days later. After investigation by the police, the suspect was the boy’s stepfather Guan Moumin, who confessed that the child was killed because he resented the child for not being disciplined.

Surging News (www.thepaper.cn) previously reported that after Guan XX lost contact, his family had issued tracing news, Guan XX also participated in tracing, and when Guan XX’s body was found, Guan XX also expressed Grief.
According to the “Criminal Ruling of the Guangdong Higher People’s Court” recently published by the Judgment Document Network, in December 2019, the Jiangmen Intermediate Court found that Guan Moumin committed deliberate homicide and sentenced him to death.

In this regard, the Guangdong High Court reviewed that the facts of the original trial were clear, the evidence was true and sufficient, the conviction was accurate, and the sentence was appropriate.

The ruling shows that Guan Moumin beat the child and put the child in a woven bag with a knot and threw it into the tertiary septic tank. Guan Moumin repeatedly pressed the woven bag to the bottom of the pool until the child stopped moving. In order to cover up his crime, Guan Moumin tucked the woven bag into a covered secondary septic tank to hide, and then returned to his home.

According to forensic identification, the victim Guan Moumou suffered head injury and suffocation caused by blunt violence.

The police brought Guan Moumin back to the abandoned septic tank to identify the scene.

Stepfather throwing corpse into septic tank after killing son
The incident initially aroused the attention of the outside world, which originated from the family’s active search for people after the child was found out of touch. The family’s previous tracing news showed that Guan Moumou was 1.2 meters tall and was lost in Chang’an Village, Hongxi, Chikan Town, Kaiping City on July 1, 2019. When lost, it should be “only one pajama is worn all over the body. Wear shoes.”

After Guan Moumou lost contact, several media outlets have reported tracing. Guan Moumou’s family said in an interview with the media that Guan Moumou lived with his parents and grandfather and slept normally in his bedroom on the evening of June 30, 2019. Around 5:30 the next day, a villager passed by to remind Guan Jia They said “the door was open”, and then the family found that Guan Moumou was “missing”, but the clothes and shoes he took off before going to bed were still in the room.

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Two days later, Guan Moumou’s body was found in a septic tank at an abandoned primary school nearby. Later, Kaiping police reported that the suspect in this case was Guan Moumou’s stepfather Guan Moumin. He confessed that his son Guan Moumou was not disciplined and killed him.

Surging News previously reported that after Guan Moux lost contact, many local villagers suspected that acquaintances committed the crime. Many local people said that Guan XX’s mother took Guan XX to marry the local area and had a daughter with Guan XX’s stepfather. The internal relationship of the newly formed family is more complicated, and some villagers noticed that Guan had been beaten by his family before.

It is worth mentioning that when Guan Moumou’s body was found, his stepfather Guan Moumin was out of control and cried a lot at the side of the septic tank. This scene was seen by many local villagers. According to another report from Jiangmen Daily, before discovering Guan XX’s body, Guan XX’s parents returned home from the police station. The two helped each other and were very weak. When they talked about the child’s situation, they cried and grieved.
Before the police report, the photos provided by local villagers to Peng Mei News also showed that Guan Moumin was paralyzed on the sofa, looking weak and sad, and there were medical staff doing physical examinations for him. After seeing the latest police report, the above villagers said that many people had been deceived by Guan Moumin.

Sentenced to death suspended and restricted commutation
The aforementioned criminal ruling shows that Guan Moumin was born in June 1992 and has a junior high school culture. In December 2019, the Intermediate People’s Court of Jiangmen determined that Guan Moumin committed the crime of intentional homicide, sentenced him to death, suspended the sentence for two years, and restricted commutation. Guan Moumin did not appeal.

A review by the Guangdong High Court found that on June 29, 2019, Guan Moumin was scolded by his family when he taught his 7-year-old stepson (Guan Moumou) for trivial matters, and he resented it. At 0 o’clock on July 1, the same year, Guan Moumin woke up the child and punished him while his family was asleep. Later, Guan Moumin had the evil idea of ​​killing the child, so he took a woven bag containing fertilizer and two ropes at his home, avoiding his own monitoring facilities, and taking the child to the south side of the wall of the cultural and sports center of Chikan Town, Kaiping City. Next to the pool, the child was beaten, and the child was put into a woven bag, tied with a knot, and thrown into the tertiary septic tank. Guan Moumin repeatedly pressed the woven bag to the bottom of the pool until the child stopped moving. In order to cover up his crime, Guan Moumin tucked the woven bag into a covered secondary septic tank to hide, and then returned to his home.

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According to forensic identification, the victim Guan Moumou suffered head injury and suffocation caused by blunt violence.

According to the criminal ruling, in the review stage of the case, Guan Moumin had no objections to the facts of the case and did not submit a defense opinion. Its defender pointed out that the case was a passionate murder caused by the intensification of family conflicts. The victim’s attitude towards Guan Moumin had a direct and important effect on the intensification of the contradiction between the two; Guan Moumin’s criminal methods were not cruel and personal danger Not big; Guan Moumin confessed the crimes truthfully after returning to the court. He pleaded guilty with a better attitude. He was a first-time offender and an occasional offender.

The Guangdong High Court did not adopt the above defense opinions. The Guangdong High Court believes that Guan Moumin not only did not perform his guardianship duties correctly, but also killed the victim, he should bear the corresponding criminal responsibility, and the victim was not responsible for the occurrence of the case; Guan Moumin used beating, drowning and other means to kill only 7 years old The child’s crimes are fierce and the consequences are particularly serious and should be severely punished.

The original trial determined that Guan Moumin was able to truthfully confess his crimes and other circumstances, and considered them in sentencing. It was not inappropriate to declare the sentence. Therefore, the Guangdong High Court approved the aforementioned criminal sentence of the Jiangmen Intermediate Court.