Man executed for setting influencer ex-wife on fire during livestream

A Chinese man has been executed for killing his ex-wife after setting her on fire during a horrifying livestream.

Tang Lu and Lamu tied the knot in 2009, but they split 11 years later as it emerged Tang had beaten Lamu several times during the course of their marriage.

They eventually divorced in June 2020, but when Lu repeatedly sought to restore the marriage he was rejected by Lamu, a court heard.

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On September 14, 2020, just three months after their divorce, Lu went to the home of Lamu's father where he carried out the horrific attack that lead to her death.

While Lamu was livestreaming in the kitchen Lu doused her with petrol and set her alight, according to the Global Times.

Lamu was rushed to hospital but sadly died after weeks of treatment.

Born in 1990, Lamu had around 75,000 followers on Douyin, a Chinese platform similar to TikTok. She used the platform to share an insight into her daily life.

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Her case triggered heated discussions over domestic violence at that time with the court saying 'the crime was extremely cruel and its consequences very grave'.

Tang Lu was given a death penalty for the crime of intentional homicide in October 2021.

He was executed by a court in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday, according to the order of the Supreme People's Court.

Prior to the execution, Tang was arranged to meet his family in order to protect his legitimate rights.

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