Chinese father, mistress executed after throwing toddlers out of high-rise apartment window

Chinese father, mistress executed after throwing toddlers out of high-rise apartment window
Zhang Bo, and his girlfriend, Ye Chengchen

Zhang Bo, Ye Chengchen were implicated in the deaths of children in Chongqing in 2020,

Authorities in China have executed a Chinese father and his mistress after he threw his children out of a high-rise apartment window to their deaths in 2020, reports say. 

Zhang Bo, the father, and Ye Chengchen were found guilty of committing premeditated murder following a review of their case by the Supreme People’s Court, according to the state-run China Daily newspaper

Zhang's Kids
Zhang’s Kids

It reported that the pair viewed the children as an obstacle to their relationship and staged an “accidental” fall in Chongqing in November 2020, resulting in the deaths of the two-year-old girl and one-year-old boy

The children fell from the 15th floor of a residential building in the city, according to the AFP. 

Zhang Bo, and his girlfriend, Ye Chengchen
Zhang Bo, and his girlfriend, Ye Chengchen

The news agency reported that Ye had started an affair with Zhang and had been unaware at first that he was married and had children.

She then encouraged him to kill the children, arguing that they would be a “burden on their future life together,” the AFP quoted a statement from the Chongqing No. 5 Intermediate People’s Court as saying.

high-rise building in Chongqing, China
high-rise building in Chongqing, China (Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The same court issued a death sentence for the pair in December 2021, which ultimately was carried out Wednesday following a series of appeals, according to China Daily.

The couple initially were sentenced to death in December 2021,In its decision to uphold the death penalty, the Supreme People’s Court ruled that the motive for the killings was despicable and deserving of a severe punishment.