Chinese woman sentenced to death for kindergarten food poisoning

Beijing, June 16 (IANS) A Chinese woman was sentenced to death on Tuesday for killing two kindergarten pupils with poisonous snacks in Yunnan province.

The court deprived 45-year-old Zhao Jianzhi of political rights for life and ordered her to pay 72,722 yuan ($11,691) in compensation to the victims, Xinhua news agency reported.

Thirty-two children showed symptoms of food poisoning on March 19, 2014, in Jiajia Kindergarten in Qiubei county.

Two died and three others were seriously harmed.

According to the court statement, Zhao committed the crime in revenge and confessed that she put poison in a bag of snacks and threw it into a classroom through a window.

Zhao is appealing her sentence.

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