Murdered Man Reappears After a Decade

Posted on May 25, 2010

In central China’s Henan province, Zhao Zhenshang, who was allegedly hacked to death some ten years ago has miraculously put all of the pieces of his body together and reappeared in his hometown, seeking welfare support!

In hiding for a decade, Zhao feared he had killed the man now serving 10 of a 29-year sentence for his alleged murder. The supposed killer, Zhao Zouhai, was arrested about a year after the fight and “confessed” to the murder after a headless corpse was found nearby.

His confession came after being tortured by the police who forced him to drink chili water and set off fireworks over his head. He narrowly escaped execution, but still paid dearly for this crime which he did not commit.

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While in prison, his wife left him for another man and three of his four children were adopted by other families.

This raises many concerns about police tactics when it comes to extracting confessions. Due to the fact that the Chinese court system relies heavily on confessions, police are given carte blanche when it comes to how these confessions are obtained. The impetus is to seal the case (and often the life of the alleged accuser, regardless of guilt or innocence).

The power of the Chinese police and a recent series of unexplained deaths have caused a rebellion among some brave reformers bolstered by the support of the Ministry of Justice. The goal is to seize control of detention centers, which are currently under the jurisdiction of the police.

After another incident involving a woman who similarly reappeared several years after her husband was jailed for her murder, an audit of court system cases involving confessions has finally been ordered.

Will justice ever come in time for those falsely accused to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives?

Only time (and less police intervention) will tell.

What do YOU think about this?

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MDeeDubroff

M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.
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7 comments
Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

They did that to me in the U.S.A.....I'll never forget the chili water...i begged them for soft taco shells, but NO, they made me take the hard ones....with very HOT sauce,,,

Conceiving boy
Conceiving boy

But what about that poor man? Will the state offer some kind of compensation for his ruin life?

Arf
Arf

The chinese police are modeled after the stasi or the ghestapo or the kgb. Their whole existence is in keeping the populace under control and keeping the ruling elite safe. They are not trained in solving crimes and they no inclination to do so. They only exist to hand out swift "justice" in the mistaken idea that it will appear they are doing something for the people.

Taro
Taro

I hate that system, it is completely bias! But what angers me more is their indolence on seeking the real offenders in other cases who are free probably & committing more atrocities. But the damn police are just focused on accusing anyone without investigating properly.

NvDia
NvDia

Yes chinese police force is corrupt at times, it is just unfortunate.