Date
22 July 2017
The 45-year-old woman was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Photo: HKEJ
The 45-year-old woman was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Photo: HKEJ

Mainland woman jailed for knife attack on former mother-in-law

A mainland woman was sentenced to two and a half years in jail for assaulting the mother of her ex-husband in Tsuen Wan in September last year.

The 45-year-old woman, surnamed Zhang, did not have a harmonious relationship with her former mother-in-law, who reportedly blamed her for failing to produce a son, Apple Daily reports.

Zhang, who held a two-way permit, later divorced her husband, who has since lived with their two daughters at a relative’s residence.

However, when Zhang’s ex-husband and two daughters were asked to move out of the relative’s flat, they turned to her former mother-in-law for help.

However, the 66-year-old woman, who lives in a public housing unit in Cho Yiu Chuen, refused to help.

This angered Zhang, who told her, “I’ll kill you if you don’t let us move back”.

Zhang punched the old woman several times and took out a nine-inch knife.

At that point, her ex-husband, who was just standing by, stopped Zhang.

The mother-in-law suffered multiple knife wounds to her arms, wrists and abdomen.

In handing out the sentence, the district court judge said Zhang should have never resorted to violence under any circumstances.

“You should have taken a pleasant manner if you are to ask someone for a favor,” the judge said.

In asking for leniency, Zhang said she committed the crime only out of her great worry over where her two daughters would stay, but the judge rejected her plea.

The judge said Zhang actedfiercely and must be penalized heavily.

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