Five assassins are imprisoned in China for a failed assassination attempt
Saga of the outsourced assassins: five assassins and a Chinese businessman are jailed for attempted murder, they continued outsourcing before the final & # 39; murderer & # 39; tried to persuade the goal to falsify his own death
- Businessman Tan Youhui paid £ 218,000 to eliminate a rival during a legal dispute
- He hired a hired assassin who outsourced the work to another murderer who did the same
- The chain continued until the fifth contractor gave the game away to the target
Six men have been imprisoned in China for a failed assassination attempt in which a series of reluctant assassins passed the job until one of them blew their cover.
Businessman Tan Youhui paid two million yuan (£ 218,000) to have his rival Wei Mou eliminated, but the assassin he hired turned out to be a poor choice.
The assassin, Xi Guangan, has passed the job on to another assassin – an outsourcing that repeated three times, with compensation decreasing each time.
Eventually the task was handed over to a fifth contractor, Ling Xiansi, who gave the game away by meeting the goal in a cafe and persuading him to fake his own death.
Guilty: the assassins are presented to a court in China, where they have been found guilty of attempted murder of a failed assassination attempt that they have always imposed on each other
By the time the job was transferred to the fifth assassin, everyone had taken a share of the money and Ling was offered only 100,000 yuan (£ 11,000) for the murder.
Ling staggered and told Wei that there was a prize on his head.
The intended target agreed to pose with a staged photo in which he was pinched and his hands tied.
The assassin used the photos to claim that he had performed the murder as requested.
He later told the police, who investigated the entire chain – but the six men were initially found not guilty.
Legal room drama: after a long-running legal saga, the five assassins and the businessman were finally convicted of attempted murder
That was unusual in itself, in a country where courts have a conviction rate of 99 percent.
The legal saga has been running since 2016 and a new trial took three years.
But last week a court in Nanning announced the five assassins and the businessman was finally convicted of attempted murder.
The businessman who originally gave the order was imprisoned for five years, while the assassins received prison sentences of between two and four years.
Youhui was locked up in a legal dispute with his rival's company in 2013 and hoped to eliminate the other businessman.
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