Bloke Who Evaded Police For 12 Years By Pretending To Be Mute Loses Voice From Underuse

Well, they do say shit or get off the pot, and I suppose the same can be said for vocal cords as well because one Chinese murder suspect who managed to evade the cops for over a decade by pretending to be mute recently found out that he legitimately can’t speak anymore, rough.

The man, known only by his surname Zeng, has been accused of murdering his wife’s uncle in 2005 over a $100 rent payment. One thing led to another and Zeng stabbed him, forcing him to do a runner.

He begged for money and eventually headed 700km north, all the while refusing to speak. He got a job in construction, met his second wife and fathered a child, yet he still didn’t say a word.


Everything eventually caught up with him this year. When police conducted household surveys in his village, they found that he didn’t have any official identification documents. Causing them to take a blood sample and discovered his true identity.

His vocal cords had effectively wasted away, so when asked to explain why he pretended to be mute for so long he wrote:”The less I say, the less chance I’ll make a mistake.”

Sounds a lot like me at family dinners.

The maximum penalty for murder in China is the death penalty, and we haven’t heard a peep from old mate in quite some time…

Source: The Telegraph



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