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Murderer kidnapped Chinese man to sell his body for cremation so another family could have a traditional burial

A court in China has upheld a suspended death sentence for a man who abducted a mentally handicapped victim so his body could be sold and substituted for another body due to be cremated to circumvent a government ban on burials. The convicted man, identified by his surname Huang, sold the murdered man’s body to a wealthy family in 2017 in Lufeng, Guangdong province, who did not want to cremate a deceased relative and offered to buy a corpse to use as a substitute, according to the case verdict…


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