Chinese man, girlfriend executed for throwing his two kids off 15 floor

They have been executed through legal injections after being sentenced to death in 2021

(L) Ye Chengchen and (R) Zhang Bo. — New York Post
(L) Ye Chengchen and (R) Zhang Bo. — New York Post

A Chinese couple — Zhang Bo and his girlfriend Ye Chengchen — were executed for throwing the man’s two children off the 15th floor of a residential tower in 2020, the New York Post reported.

Zhang was convicted of murdering his two children, a two-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy, while Ye was convicted for prompting him to kill his children after she considered them “obstacles” to their future lives.

According to reports, they have been executed through legal injections.

The pair were sentenced to death in 2021 but were only executed this week following a lengthy appeals process that resulted in a second trial for Zhang and Ye.

Zhang had begun an extramarital affair with Ye without informing her of his first marriage. Upon finding out, Ye pushed Zhang into divorcing his wife and later urged him to kill his children.

At the time of the murder, Zhang claimed that he was sleeping when the children fell out of the window and only woke up due to screaming noises from downstairs.

The children’s mother said Zhang had asked to take care of his daughter on the day he killed them both.

“The moment I heard my kids were thrown out of the 15th floor by their father and the mistress, I couldn’t find any words to describe my feelings,” she said.

“I couldn’t imagine what my kids had experienced from the 15th floor to the ground. Were they desperate? Were they afraid?” said their mother. 

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