Chinese kindergarten teacher, Wang Yun, faces a death sentence after poisoning 25 nursery children.
The children from Meng Meng Kindergarten were rushed to the hospital after eating morning porridge served from their kindergarten in Jiaozuo city, China. One of them spent 10 months hospitalised before passing away.
According to BBC, the court said she had put sodium nitrate (also used for latex paints) in the breakfast of her colleague’s students as an act of revenge. The malicious act was committed after Wang argued with another teacher regarding student management issues.
The sentencing statement said, “(Her) criminal methods and circumstances were exceedingly bad, with especially severe circumstances, and she should be severely punished in accordance with the law.” The court also ordered Wang and the kindergarten’s manager to compensate the children’s family.
To everyone’s surprise, this wasn’t the first time she had tried to poison someone intentionally. Previously, she bought the same chemical online before putting it in her husband’s mug, causing him to suffer minor injuries.
Getting the death sentence in China means she will executed through lethal injection or firing squad.