The Truth Behind the Murder Case Reported in the Tianjin Daily
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 15, 2005, the Tianjin Daily newspaper published the story of the murder of a woman by her husband Li Yanzhong. The newspaper falsely claimed that Li Yanzhong is a Falun Gong practitioner. We spoke with Li Yanzhong's colleagues, his mother's friend and his neighbors. Our independent investigation uncovered the following facts:
Li Yanzhong lives at the Jingxia Company residential compound at the Dagang Oil Field. He didn't get along with his wife, who had an affair. Li Yanzhong met his wife's lover and was beside himself with fury. On the night of the murder, his wife again didn't return home. Li Yanzhong phoned her and asked her to come home, but she refused. Li Yanzhong then killed her.
It was learned that Li Yanzhong drank alcohol that night. Li Yanzhong's colleagues said he often acted strangely. His father was a mental patient and passed away a long time ago. Prior to July 20, 1999 (when the persecution started), Li Yanzhong's mother read Falun Gong books but did not really practice cultivation. She kept Falun Gong books at home, though, which explains the 610 Office claim in the Tianjin Daily, "Falun Gong books were found at murderer Li Yanzhong's home."
A taxi driver who spoke on condition of anonymity said the murder had to do with Li Yanzhong being traumatized over his wife's affair, and that the only reason Li claimed to be a Falun Gong practitioner was because the government promised to exempt him from the death penalty if he did.
Dagang Oil Field TV also reported the murder. It cited a domestic conflict and didn't mention Falun Gong.
People at the Jingxia Company who used to practice Falun Gong said they've never heard about Li Yanzhong practicing Falun Gong and had never seen him at practice sites, yet, the Tianjin Daily claimed he had been practicing Falun Gong for nine years.
Li Yanzhong not only has mental illness but he also has a family history of mental illness. The teachings of Falun Gong discourage mentally ill people from practicing Falun Gong. Furthermore, genuine Falun Gong practitioners do not drink alcohol, and Falun Gong books clearly state that practitioners are forbidden from killing. If Li Yanzhong has been practicing Falun Gong for nine years, why would he drink alcohol and kill?
The report in Tianjin Daily also stated, "Li Yanzhong said himself, 'At the time, my mind was filled with the thought to kill; my thoughts were controlled by evil beings and I felt I no longer had control over them; they controlled my head and told me to do things such as kill others and kill myself."
People with some medical knowledge can tell this is a typical scenario of a mental patient having an episode of psychosis. Regardless of whether or not Li Yanzhong has been diagnosed with a mental illness, his narration clearly proves himself to be a mentally ill person.
Many people at the Dagang Oil Field were angry after reading this slanderous report. They said, "Falun Gong is very good; this has nothing to do with Falun Gong. Why do they blame everything on Falun Gong?" It's obvious that the Chinese Communist Party's lies can no longer fool people and the farce only exposes its baseness.
Falun Gong practitioners' persistent truth clarification has helped many people learn that Falun Gong teaches people to be good.