What you need to know about China's 'McDonald's murder cult'

What's happened?

Two people, Zhang Fan, 29, and her father Zhang Lidon, 55, have been sentenced to death for the murder of Wu Shuoyan, a 37-year-old woman.

She was beaten to death with mops and chairs, and stamped on, in a McDonald's restaurant in Zhaoyuan, Shandong province, eastern China, on May 28, hence the media labelling of the story. The death sentences must be reviewed by China's Supreme Court.

A third person, Lu Yingchun, 39, received a life sentence, while Zhang Hang and Zhang Qiaolian, were jailed for ten and seven years respectively by the Yantai Intermediate People's Court in Shandong.

  • Security footage from the scene of the murder
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