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Woman sent to jail for throwing 2 knives from high-rise building
Published on: 2021-03-04
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A woman surnamed Xu in Liyang, Jiangsu Province, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined 2,000 yuan for throwing two kitchen knives from a three-story building on March 1, the first day when tossing objects from high-rise buildings can be used as a separate charge in the amendment of the Criminal Law.

Xu threw the knives from the third floor into a public rental housing area during a quarrel, prompting downstairs neighbours to call the police, according to a press release from the Jiangsu Higher People's Court.

The people's court in Liyang ruled that although Xu's actions had not led to severe injuries or property losses, it constituted the crime of throwing objects from high-rise buildings, and sentenced Xu to six months in prison.

According to articles under the amended Criminal Law, throwing objects from high-rise buildings and causing serious consequences can be punished by up to a year in prison.

With the increase in the number of high-rise buildings in cities, the frequent reoccurrence of falling objects have threatened the safety of citizens, as even a small object can cause serious injury to people due to high-altitude gravitational inertia, lawyers said.

In 2019, a middle-aged woman was hit on the head by a fire extinguisher that fell out of a high floor of a building in Southwest China's Guizhou Province. She was immediately sent to the emergency room but died of her injuries, according to CCTV.com.

Some communities have had to install the upward-pointing cameras in order to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.

先后扔下两把菜刀!高空抛物罪全国首案判了!

3月1日,最新刑法修正案生效,“高空抛物”正式入刑。当天,江苏常州溧阳市人民法院审理了一起高空抛物案件,被告人徐某某犯高空抛物罪被判处有期徒刑6个月,并处罚金2000元。这是全国首例高空抛物罪案件。

2020年某日,徐某某(家住三楼)与王某某因言语不和发生争执,徐某某一时激愤,从厨房拿出一把菜刀,王某某见状上前夺刀未果,徐某某将菜刀抛掷至楼下公共租赁房附近。楼下居民发觉后向楼上质问,徐某某听到质问声后,又去厨房拿第二把菜刀,王某某再次上前夺刀未果,徐某某又将第二把菜刀抛掷至楼下公共租赁房附近,楼下居民见状报警。

溧阳法院经审理后认为,被告人徐某某高空抛物行为虽未造成人身伤害或重大财产损失的严重后果,其从建筑物抛掷物品行为已经构成高空抛物罪,依照《刑法》判决被告人徐某某犯高空抛物罪,判处有期徒刑6个月,并处罚金2000元。

法官介绍,《刑法》第291条之二第一款规定:从建筑物或者其他高空抛掷物品,情节严重的,处一年以下有期徒刑、拘役或者管制,并处或者单处罚金。

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