Court upholds death sentence, rejects appeal of arsonist nanny

A court in east China has rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to death for starting a fire that killed four members of a family in 2017, it was announced on Monday.

A court in east China has rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to death for starting a fire that killed four members of a family in 2017, it was announced on Monday.

The Zhejiang Provincial Higher People's Court upheld Mo Huanjing's death sentence for setting fire to the apartment of the family she worked for in Hangzhou on June 22, 2017. 

The mother of the family, Zhu Xiaozhen, and all three children perished in the fire. Lin Shengbin, husband of Zhu and father of the three children, was away on a business trip at the time.

Mo was sentenced to death in early February, but later lodged an appeal.

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