Australia Lin family wails after Xie found guilty

12:36  12 january  2017
12:36  12 january  2017 Source:   MSN

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The grandmother of the children bludgeoned to death by Sydney man Robert Xie has wailed after he was convicted of their murders. Xie , 53, was on Thursday convicted of murdering five of his wife Kathy Lin 's relatives, more than seven years after the family was beaten to death in their North Epping home in the early hours of July 18, 2009. Xie found guilty of Lin family murders. More at the telegraph?

Xie , 53, was on Thursday convicted of murdering five of his wife Kathy Lin ’s relatives, more than seven years after the family was beaten to death in their North Epping home in the early hours of July 18, 2009. “I did not murder the Lin family ,” Xie protested as the jury left the court. “I am innocent.” His wife Kathy broke down in tears, while the grandmother of the dead children, Yang Fei Lin , wailed as she left court following the verdicts. The mother of Min Lin and Kathy Xie weep as she leaves the Supreme Court after Robert Xie was found guilty .

The matriarch of a family bludgeoned to death has wailed and declared her son avenged after their killer Robert Xie was convicted of murder.

Feng Qin Zhu and her husband clutched photos of their family outside court calling for harsh punishment for the "evil murderer" after their son-in-law was found guilty of killing their son Min Lin and four other family members.

"My son has been avenged," she said outside court in Mandarin.

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Robert Xie has been found guilty of murdering five members of his family at their Sydney home in 2009. Xie , 53, had pleaded not guilty to bashing to death his brother-in-law Min "Norman" Lin , 45, Lin 's wife Yun Li "Lily" Lin , 43, her sister Yun Bin "Irene" Lin , 39, and the Lins ' two sons Henry, 12, and Terry, 9 at their North Epping home in July 2009. After a six-month trial in the NSW Supreme Court, Xie was found guilty by a majority of 11 jurors.

"The law has given me the truth."

"God can see this."

On the eighth day of deliberations, a NSW Supreme Court jury on Thursday found Xie, 53, used a hammer-like object to inflict horrific head injuries on his newsagent brother-in-law Min Lin, 45; his wife Lily Lin, 43; her sister Irene, 39; and the Lins' two sons, Henry, 12, and Terry, nine at their North Epping home in July, 2009.

File phot of Lian Bin © AAP Image/Joel Carrett File phot of Lian Bin "Robert" Xie Ms Feng held newspaper articles about the case, while she and her husband Yang Fei Lin both held pictures.

"To punish the murderer really harshly in order to get back justice," writing on the picture of the dead boys said, according to a translation.

"To commemorate very kind relatives, to punish harshly the evil murderer," said writing on pictures of the adult victims.

But Xie maintained his innocence, while his wife Kathy, Min Lin's sister, broke down in tears.

"I did not murder the Lin family," Xie protested as the jury left the court.

"I am innocent."

The verdicts come after Xie faced four trials and almost five years on remand in jail after the killings.

Two of the trials were aborted and one resulted in a hung jury.

Sentencing submissions are expected on February 10.

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