Man gets life sentence in attempted murder case


The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwan High Court Kaohsiung Branch Court yesterday re-sentenced Huang Shang-feng (黃上豐) to life imprisonment for the attempted murder of a former prosecutor. Huang, a drug trafficker, helped in the attempted murder of former prosecutor Chang Chin-tu (張金塗) 15 years ago.

Huang wanted to seek revenge against Chang on behalf of his mother, whom Chang had indicted for drug trafficking. Huang helped two gunmen, Chang Sung-chi (張松旗) and Chung Yung-fu (鐘永福), in their attempt to take out Chang. However, Chang survived the shooting despite receiving serious injuries. After Huang committed the crime, he fled to China. The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors listed him as their most wanted person for years, and on May 5, 2009, Huang was arrested by the mainland police and the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) escorted him back to Taiwan. The Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court sentenced Huang to life in prison for attempted murder in May 2009, and the Taiwan High Court Kaohsiung Branch Court also convicted Huang to life in prison for the same felony in May 2010.