An arrest was made after a 1-year-old baby was thrown out of the window of a 6-story balcony. Investigators were even disturbed when the father told them that it was all because of the grandmother’s mistake.
After 29-year-old Zhang, who has been identified only by his surname, threw his own infant to his death, police assigned to the case were understandably perturbed by the horrific scene. However, once the murderous father explained why he committed such an unspeakable act, they discovered that the motivation for the crime was even more sickening.
Of all the criminal offenses known to man, crimes against children are undeniably the most reprehensible. Due to the innocent and vulnerable nature of children, their abuse is viewed as particularly heinous and evil, and it’s for good reason.
In the city of Dazhou, which is located in the Sichuan province of southwest China, Zhang was arrested for the gruesome death of his 1-year-old child. He had picked up the baby and tossed him out of the window of his parents’ sixth-story apartment, killing the child instantly.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Zhang, the deceased child victim, and the victim’s distraught grandmother, identified by her surname Qin. It was only after questioning Zhang that they uncovered the startling reason behind the murder.
According to the Mirror, Zhang told police that he had come home for the weekend after completing his shift working for a ride-hailing app and had begun playing with his child. It was then that Qin started berating her son about his lack of financial support for her grandson, which added to Zhang’s list of financial and marital problems.
She claimed to have argued with her son over his earnings minutes before the incident, telling him: “You’re useless if you don’t earn more money. I don’t care if you live or die, but you at least have to keep your family alive.”
Outraged over his mother’s criticism of his financial situation, Zhang took the baby and threw him out of the balcony window to his death 65 feet below. Instantly, Qin screamed in horror and ran down several flights of stairs to get the child. She was captured on surveillance video sobbing as she cradled her dead grandchild in her arms. The family had been celebrating the boy’s first birthday at the time of his death, the Daily Mail reports.
Qin said: “The baby was crying in my arms and he (Zhang) said he would take him. I thought he was going to put him to bed. But he took him and threw him out the window. I didn’t have time to react and burst into tears.”
Zhang never tried to deny that he was responsible for the murder and immediately confessed his crime to police. However, he did express remorse over his child’s death, and his parents confirmed that he also attempted to jump out of the window after he realized what he had done, only to be stopped by his parents.
Security guard Yuan recalled: “I was standing about 10 metres (32 feet) from my guard booth when I saw something being thrown from above. It landed three to four metres (nine to 13 feet) away from me. At first I thought it was rubbish but later discovered it was a child – then I screamed.”
Qin and her husband reportedly raised the baby while Zhang and their daughter-in-law worked. However, the grandparents claim that the pair never provided any financial support, keeping their earnings for themselves instead.
The deceased child’s mother reportedly arrived on the scene shortly after the incident and was questioned by investigators. Zhang has since been taken into custody by Dazhou police and currently awaits trial. It is unclear what his charges are or if he will attempt to plead temporary insanity.
A precious baby had his life taken away in an instant all because his father took out the anger he had for his own mother on the innocent child. Sadly, this father allowed his rage to get the best of him, and now everyone is forced to suffer the consequences.