BEIJING: Sun Wenbin, who fatally stabbed a doctor at a hospital in Beijing last month, was sentenced to death by a Beijing court.
Yang Wen was working in the emergency department at the Civil Aviation General Hospital in Chaoyang on Dec 24 when Sun stabbed her in the neck.
Seriously injured, the doctor died early the following day.
Sun, 55, is the son of a 95-year-old female patient at the hospital who has been bedridden for years after a stroke.
Sun was charged with intentional homicide early this month.
The court said yesterday that Sun, who pleaded guilty, deliberately deprived someone of their life.
It added that although Sun confessed after giving himself up to police, his crime had serious consequences and caused great social harm. — China Daily/ANN