An unsolved crime in China from 19 years ago has social media buzzing. Zhu Ling was a chemistry student at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University when someone poisoned her with Thallium in 1994. She survived the incident but was paralyzed.
Now, almost 20 years later, the case is back in the spotlight after another student was arrested last month for fatally poisoning his university roommate.
Zhu's roommate, Sun Wei, was investigated for carrying out the poisonous attack but was never charged because police did not have enough evidence. Sun did have access to Thallium at the time. It is believed that she was allowed to remain free because members of her family were high-ranking members of the government.
Sun now lives in the U.S. There is a petition asking the White House to deport her so that she can stand trial, Newser reported. It currently has nearly 115,000 signatures.
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The petition reads as follows:
Invest and deport Jasmine Sun who was the main suspect of a famous Thallium poison murder case (victim: Zhu Lin) in China
In 1995, Zhu Ling as a Tsinghua university student was found out to be purposely poisoned twice by lethal chemical: Thallium, which leads to her permanent paralysis. It was indicated that Sun, her roommate, had the motive, and access to the deadly chemical. Jasmine Sun was investigated by police as suspect in 1997. But resources show that the case was mystically closed due to her family's powerful political connections. Resources also show that she changed her name and entered USA by marriage fraud.
To protect the safety of our citizens, we petite that the government investigate and deport her.
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Sun has always maintained her innocence. In a statement she posted on Tianya, a bulletin board site, she wrote: “I am innocent. I am also a victim of the Zhu Ling case. On the Internet, even though everyone is just a virtual ID, one should still be rational and objective, and responsible for his own words and actions.”