Shanghai man who hid wife’s body in fridge gets death sentence

This article is more than 12 months old

SHANGHAI: A man who killed his wife and stored her body in a fridge for three months was yesterday sentenced to death by a Shanghai court.

Zhu Xiaodong, 31, was convicted of strangling his wife, Madam Yang Liping, in 2016 during an argument, a statement by an intermediate court said.

He wrapped the corpse in a bed cover and hid it in a refrigerator on the balcony of their home, according to media reports.

Over the next three months, Zhu used her money to fund his travel and hotel trysts with women, the court said.

"He spent lavishly without restraint and showed no signs of remorse," it said.

He also used her WeChat messaging account to impersonate her in communications with her friends and relatives.

He turned himself in when his father-in-law's birthday came around and relatives were expecting his wife to attend a family gathering. - AFP