A Chinese teacher was sentenced to death after a court found that she poisoned more than two dozen kindergarten children, killing one, in revenge on a colleague after disagreements “over student management issues”.
Wang Yun was accused in March 2019 of poisoning 25 children in Jiaozuo city by contaminating their breakfast with sodium nitrite, which can be deadly if eaten in large quantities, the BBC reported.
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All but two of the children fell ill, passed out and threw up after having breakfast, and one child eventually died, the report said. Wang was arrested following a police investigation into the incident.
Wang reportedly attempted to poison people̵
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The Jiaozuo local court announced its sentence on Monday, calling Wang “despicable and vicious”, according to a statement provided to the BBC.
“The consequences of her crimes have been extremely serious and she deserves to be severely punished,” the statement added.
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Wang is reportedly expected to be executed by shooting or lethal injection.