A man who shot six people dead and wounded another three in revenge against his wife's infidelities was sentenced to death Monday, the local government in southwest China's Yunnan Province said.
Shao Zongqi, 38, a native of Baoshan City, was accused of murder and illegally owning a rifle, the city government of Baoshan said in a press release. The city's intermediate court heard the case Monday and announced the ruling immediately after the hearing.
Court investigation found Shao discovered in September 2012 that his wife Liu Benhong was having affairs with two men from the same village, Shao Zonghua and Shao Zongping. He bought a semi-automatic rifle and 70 bullets in August 2013, preparing to seek revenge.
On Jan. 30, 2014, the eve of Chinese New Year, Shao forced his way into the two men's homes and shot dead six people, including Zongping's entire family of four, Zonghua's father and Zonghua's wife.
Zonghua, his son and his mother were injured.
The killer fled in his SUV after the killings, but was caught by police on Feb. 3.
The court on Monday also ruled deprived Shao of his political rights, and awarded cash compensations of 506,000 yuan (82,224 U.S. dollars) and 98,000 yuan (15,925 U.S. dollars) respectively for the two families.
Shao said he would lodge an appeal.