Hong Kong child’s death was result of excessive corporal punishment and gross negligence, but was not murder, her father’s lawyer claims

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

Lawyers defending a Hong Kong couple accused of murdering their five-year-old daughter have argued her death was the result of excessive corporal punishment and gross negligence, as prosecutors maintained the case was too serious for manslaughter. The High Court on Wednesday heard closing arguments in the trial of the girl’s 29-year-old father and 30-year-old stepmother, after she died of septicaemia on January 6, 2018.The couple have admitted to child cruelty inflicted upon the girl and her…

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