Mother killed dis­abled son

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - China -

Chongqing Zoo re­ceived a golden boa from a res­i­dent sur­named Zhao on Oct 24. Zhao gave his 4-me­ter-long pet to the zoo so it could have a com­fort­able home. He had ac­quired the snake when it was small enough to fit in the palm of his hand, but now it is so large it needs two adults to carry it. Zool­o­gists said the rare boa is orig­i­nally from Myan­mar, and an adult can grow to more than 7 me­ters. A woman who had paid for a cus­tom por­trait of her­self to be painted for her birth­day has re­ceived a par­tial re­fund, af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that it didn’t re­sem­ble her. Bai He, 22, paid 2,500 yuan ($380) for the oil paint­ing, but said she was dis­ap­pointed with the fi­nal re­sult. When she com­plained, the store she had bought it from only agreed to re­fund half the money, say­ing there was no stan­dard for de­ter­min­ing whether an oil paint­ing re­sem­bles some­one or not.CHONGQING An 83-year-old woman in Guangzhou was sen­tenced to three years in prison, sus­pended for four years, on Oct 26 for killing her son. The woman, sur­named Huang, killed her 46-year-old son, who was men­tally dis­abled, in May by feed­ing him sleep­ing pills. She sur­ren­dered her­self to po­lice im­me­di­ately af­ter­ward. Huang said she killed her son be­cause she was wor­ried that no­body would care for him af­ter she died. Many of her rel­a­tives ap­peared at Guangzhou In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court to speak on her be­half dur­ing the pub­lic hear­ing.

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