Nanny responsible for deadly arson case executed
Mo Huanjing (C) Photo: The Straits Times
Mo Huanjing, a nanny who set a fire causing the death of her employer Lin Shengbin's wife Zhu Xiaozhen and three children aged six, eight and 11, was executed on Friday morning, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
Mo, 35, was addicted to gambling and heavily in debt, so  she moved away from her home in South China's Guangdong Province to look for a job in East China's Zhejiang Province.
She started to work for Lin's families in September 2016.
According to media reports, Mo stole 180,000 yuan (about $28,500) worth of belongings from Lin and borrowed another 114,000 yuan from Zhu between March and June last year. All the money was spent on gambling.
On the night of June 21, Mo lost over 60,000 yuan through online gambling. To pay off debts, she decided to win the favor of Lin by starting a fire in his luxury apartment in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, and then immediately put it out.
However, the flames spread quickly, and Zhu and the children were trapped in the blaze and died after breathing in poisonous carbon monoxide fumes.
Mo was convicted and sentenced to death in the tragic arson case in early February by the Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court.
Her appeal was rejected by the Zhejiang Provincial Higher People's Court in June.
Mo's execution was approved by the Supreme People's Court and was conducted under the supervision of prosecutors, according to Xinhua.
Mo's case has drawn widespread attention and sparked heated discussion in China's online community. Many netizens took to the country's Twitter-like Weibo to slam the nanny's outrageous behavior.
"She deserves her punishment. Hope Lin gets some relief from the result," one Internet user said.
Another wrote: "Her crimes deserve more than death. May the mother and the three children rest in peace."

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