Man who murdered 2-month-old baby executed

A man who murdered a 2-month-old baby in Jilin province was executed on Friday, according to the top court.

The Supreme People's Court had approved the execution of Zhou Xijun, who was sentenced to death after he strangled the infant and buried him in the snow on March 4.

Zhou, 49, stole a parked SUV in Changchun, capital of the province. He discovered the baby in the car's backseat and murdered him.

On May 27, the city's intermediate court passed the death penalty for the baby's murder and ordered him to pay a fine of 50,000 yuan (S$10,100) for stealing the car.

Zhou appealed to the provincial high court on the grounds that he surrendered to police and confessed to his crimes. But the high court upheld the previous verdict.