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Retrial verdict for 1996 murder case to be announced Monday


Updated: 2014-12-14

HOHHOT - The higher court in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region said Saturday that a retrial verdict in a controversial 1996 rape and murder case will be announced Monday.

The court released the statement through its Sina Weibo account.

The presiding judge with the Inner Mongolia Higher People's Court, Bobatu, issued a retrial on Nov 20 in absentia notice to the parents of Huugjilt, who had been found guilty of raping and murdering a woman in a public toilet in Hohhot on April 9, 1996.

Hugjiltu, who was 18 at the time, was sentenced to death and executed in June 1996.

However, since his execution, another alleged serial rapist and killer, Zhao Zhihong, confessed to the murder after he was arrested in 2005.

The court will hold a press conference Monday to announce the verdict, the statement said.

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