On January 12 three years ago, a police man Zhang Lei in the process of carrying out his duties shot two villagers to death. On September 17 of the same year, the case was accepted by the Zunyi Intermediate People’s Court for trial. Today, 32 months have passed since first instance court, and the case is still pending for verdict.
Zunyi City Court gave an explanation that there was discovery of new facts and evidence, the case is still pending. Some CPL experts pointed out that the period of a case in the first instance trial shall not be longer than 9.5 months or there is suspected violation of procedure.