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Fatal stabbing of cabby: No grounds for death penalty

Odd job worker Wang Wenfeng was facing the death penalty for fatally stabbing a taxi driver nearly five years ago. Instead, he was sentenced to life imprisonment and given the maximum 24 strokes of the cane in November last year. In judgment grounds released yesterday, the High Court made clear in this rare case that it would impose the death penalty if prosecutors could show a life sentence would not be enough as a deterrent instead.

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