Hoping to find a cure for her daughter's psychiatric problems, a woman in China boiled a man's head in a soup, a local newspaper reported.
Back in 2008, Lin Zongxiu, from the southwestern province of Sichuan had heard that soup made with a man's head could help cure her daughter who had suffered from psychiatric problems for years, the Chengdu Commercial newspaper reported.
After learning the information, Lin and her husband decided to enlist the help of a man in December who knocked unconscious a drunk 76-year-old passer-by before beheading him, the paper claimed.
The couple then gave their 25-year-old daughter soup made from the man's head, and duck, reports The Telegraph.
On Monday a local court sentenced the murderer to death with a two-year reprieve, and Lin was convicted of helping to destroy evidence that included the culprit's bloody clothes and shoes, the paper said.