He was sentenced to death for robbery. His parents were given special permission by court to meet him before the van left for execution ground. Relatives meeting with the condemned right before executioan is rare in China for various reasons. His request to hug his parents was denied by police, but the parents were allowed to touch their son as farewell to his life.
Article 263 Whoever robs public or private property by violence, coercion or other methods shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than 10 years and shall also be fined; whoever falls under any of the following categories shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years, life imprisonment or death and shall also be fined or sentenced to confiscation of property:
(1) intruding into another person's res
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