People are caring a lot for this case, because of the conditions of the case, and they’d all signed that petition, to help the man receive a lesser sentence, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
Thousands Signed the Petitions and Begged for the Pardon from the President for Him, the Office of the President: We Will Look into the Matters Carefully
The seventy-nine-year-old elderly man, Chen took care of his daughter with cerebral palsy for fifty years on end, two years ago, he couldn’t withstand how his daughter had been impacted by the illness long-term, he’d smothered her to death using a quilt, the courts sentenced him to two and a half years, he is about to start serving his term in prison, the legislator from the KMT, Chen with the local groups hosted a press conference, called out to the president to issue a special pardon for the elderly. The president’s office responded, that they will consider the matter thoroughly.
The KMT legislator, Chen stated, that his office assistant, Huang is a woman with cerebral palsy, but despite her physical limitations, she’d finished her undergrad, and her master’s program on her own, and served as an assistant to the members of the legislature after graduation. Huang told, that seeing Chen’s story, she’d felt burdened, she will use her status as an individual with cerebral palsy to represent the eleven cerebral palsy organizations, along with the public members of the community who are taking an interest in this, called out to the president, to have some empathy of Chen’s situation, to issue a presidential pardon for him, so he doesn’t have to serve the prison terms.
Huang said, of the cases she’d worked, there was a single mother in the distant regions who’d looked after her own child with cerebral palsy around the clock, the father of the child couldn’t stand the pressures, and was diagnosed with depression, the two filed for divorce. Another single father, lost his job due to the outbreaks, lost the income, and looked after his own severe cerebral palsy son at home alone, and the local daycare center, due to the severity of the son’s conditions, refused to take him in.
The cerebral palsy group representative believed, that the government should have a fitting long-term care program, to NOT make the individuals with the severity of cerebral palsy to turn into the risk factors of the society’s security net, hoping that the government can help the families of these individuals to upkeep the quality of life, to keep the tragedies from recurring. This special pardon asking by the legislator, Huang to the president gained over 1,200 signatures in just two days’ time.
The spokesperson of the President’s Office, Chang stated, that the president had taken a note of the case, and will research into the matter very thoroughly.
In the first trial of Chen’s smothering his own daughter with cerebral palsy to death, the judge believed that his behaviors are “understandable”, after two reduction of sentencing, he received two years six months, and the courts asked the president for a special pardon; Chen’s father filed for the appeals to get the probation, but the High Courts found that his case didn’t fit the criteria for the probationary terms, that the courts had no power to ask for a special pardon from the president on the man’s behalf, tossed back the second and the third trial verdicts, case closed.
And so, this is truly sad, this man had taken care of his own daughter with cerebral palsy, and he couldn’t care for her anymore, because, it’d become too strenuous, he’d taken care of her for fifty whole years on end, and, he’d, suffocated her to death, and, he received two and a half years in prison, and, anybody with any sympathies, and heart would see, that he should get off easy, after all, he’d been taking care of his own young for fifty years on end, and, just couldn’t do it any longer.