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2 cult members executed in China for McDonald's murder

Court says 2 members of illegal cult were executed for murdering woman in McDonald's outlet

2 cult members executed in China for McDonald's murder

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese court says two cult members have been put to death for killing a woman at a McDonald's outlet.

The Yantai Intermediate People's Court in the eastern province of Shandong says Zhang Fan and her father, Zhang Lidong, were executed after the Supreme People's Court approved the death penalty. The Monday statement didn't say when the executions happened.

The two were convicted and sentenced in October along with three others, who received sentences from life imprisonment to seven years.

The court said the five had beaten the woman one evening in May after she refused to give them her number so they could recruit new members into the "All-powerful Spirit" group, which China considers an illegal cult. The anti-Communist sect believes Jesus was resurrected as a Chinese woman.

Updated : 2021-09-19 20:24 GMT+08:00