CHINA / Regional

Shaanxi chief prosecutor executed for killing wife
Updated: 2006-08-13 15:24

The disgraced chief prosecutor of a district in northwest China¡¯s Shaanixi Province has been executed for stabbing his wife to death in her sleep, the Beijing News reported Sunday.

Chen Ping, former chief prosecutor of Qindu district in Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, was put to death on Saturday after the provincial high court rejected his appeal, the newspaper said without saying how he was executed.

Chen drugged his wife, Wang Ling, tied her hands and feet and stabbed her 21 times in the chest and stomach at their home on Sept. 28, 2003, the daily said. The couple did not get along, it said without elaborating.

He was also convicted of accepting 400,000 yuan ($50,000) in bribes from government officials under investigation for corruption and illegal possession of military ammunition.

China's top leaders have warned time and again that the Communist Party could have big trouble if it fails to rein in graft and corruption.