This post was edited by StellaSong at 2016-2-19 11:01|
After assaulting a fellow student last year, a group of three Chinese teenagers studying in the US received prison sentences on Wednesday ranging from 6 to 13 years.
The main incident took place last year on March 30 in Rowland Heights, California, where then-18-year-old Yiran "Camellia" Liu was stripped, beaten and tortured by her schoolmates.
The suspected gang ringleader Yunyao "Helen" Zhai received the harshest sentence at 13 years, followed by Yuhan "Coco" Yang with 10 years, while Xinlei "John" Zhang was treated to a lighter sentence of 6 years for his less active role in the attack, reports the LA Times.
The three had previously served a year in jail after bail was set at $3 million each on June 18. Both the attorneys of Yang and Zhai denied that their clients were leaders in the attack, and requested psychologists for the women.
Yang's statement warned fellow Chinese families against sending their children to live alone overseas to be "parachute kids":
This is a wakeup call for the 'parachute kid' syndrome. Parents in China are well-meaning and send their kids thousands of miles away with no supervision and too much freedom. That is a formula for disaster.