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China: Parking Row Baby 'Killer' On Trial
A man accused of killing a toddler during a row over a parking space has gone on trial in China.
Han Lei, appearing before a Beijing court, is charged with the intentional homicide of the two-year-old girl.
CCTV footage allegedly shows Han lifting up the child from her pram and hurling her to the ground in Daxing District of Beijing on July 23, during a dispute with the girl's mother over a parking space.
Han is said to have fled the scene, but was captured the next day.
The girl, who suffered severe injuries in the attack, died later in hospital.
Prosecutors have recommended that Han, who had been jailed before for theft, should be given a "severe punishment".
Li Ming, who is said to have helped Han flee the scene, turned himself over to the police two days later and has been charged with sheltering a criminal.
Han could face the death penalty if he is convicted of murder.
The incident sparked outrage on Chinese social media as users of the country's Twitter-like microblog, Weibo, vilified the attacker and expressed grief over the toddler's death.
According to reports at the time, Han had wanted to park his car by a bus stop in Beijing.
But the toddler's mother was standing in the parking spot and refused to move her pram.
He then reportedly got out of his car and hit the woman, before throwing her daughter to the ground.
A witness said: "The baby made no noises after being dropped, not even a cry of pain."