May 17, 2010

Chinese man found 10 years after his reported murder

A Chinese man who was supposedly hacked to death in a fight has reappeared in his hometown after 10 years.

Zhao Zuohai, the supposed killer, was acquitted of the crime and released.

He had served 10 years of a 29-year sentence after confessing to killing Zhao Zhenshang in a hatchet fight in central China's Henan province, the China Daily reported.

The reappearance raised questions about police torture to extract a confession from the alleged killer.