In 2001, Li Huailiang from Ye County, Henan Province was arrested as suspect of a deliberate murder. The three times of sentence by the preliminary court were all rejected by the middle court due to the lack of evidence. In 2004, the Ping Dingshan Middle People’s Court made an agreement with the families of the victim to “issue death sentence with every possibility” in order to comfort the victim’s families which is also known as the “guarantee of death penalty” case (死刑保证书案).
On April 24, 2013, the Ping Dingshan Middle People’s Court judged that the previous actions of the court was not based due to the lack of evidences and the suspect was released after 12 years’ prison.
According to the CNR News, the new development of the “guarantee of death penalty” case (死刑保证书案) did not received objection from the People’s Procuratorate, which considered the new development of the case being in consistence with the principle that “suspects are free of guilty before sentence”.
At the same time, the court also informed Li Huailiang’s families that they could rise national compensation request and the court leaders had visited the family of Li.