Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning nursery children

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29th September, 2020 12:20:02 printer

Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning nursery children

A Chinese court has sentenced a nursery teacher to death for poisoning 25 children, one of whom died.

Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in Jiaozuo city were rushed to hospital after eating their morning porridge.

The court said she put sodium nitrite in the breakfast of her colleague's students for revenge after a fallout.

It described Ms Wang as "despicable and vicious".

The incident on March 27 last year shocked China and triggered global headlines.

At the time it was reported 23 children began vomiting and fainting after eating their breakfast. A police probe was triggered after allegations the teacher had poisoned them.


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