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Victim, murderer's family fight over relinquished compensation


08:52, February 10, 2012

XI'AN, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The family of a hit-and-run victim in northwest China has demanded compensation from the murderer's family months after rejecting an offer from the murderer's father, triggering a physical confrontation.

The family of Zhang Miao, a woman who was stabbed to death by Yao Jiaxin to cover up a hit-and-run accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, went to Yao's family on Wednesday to seek 200,000 yuan ( 31,800 U.S. dollars) in compensation.

After their demand was rejected, Zhang's husband Wang Hui physically confronted Ma Yanming, an agent acting on behalf of Yao's family. Although the two were not injured, they were later taken to a local police station for questioning.

Yao, a student at the Xi'an Conservatory of Music, was convicted of murdering Zhang in October 2010 in the provincial capital of Xi'an to prevent her from reporting an earlier incident in which Yao hit her with his car.

Yao was sentenced to death and executed in June 2011 at the age of 21.

Before Yao's execution, Zhang's family rejected and returned a compensatory payment offered by Yao's father Yao Qingwei.

However, Zhang Xian, an agent acting on behalf of Zhang's family, published a statement written by the family on his microblog on Tuesday, declaring that they would accept the compensation after all.

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