Chapter 1300: Kill Three Birds With One Stone
Even at his old age, the Elder Xie’s temper was still as fiery as ever.
On the other end of the phone, Xie Beichen was trying to persuade the elder Xie. “Dad, don’t get worked up. Be careful, or your blood pressure will go up again.”
“How can I not get worked up? Look at what he’s done to that family! A man that can’t control his lower body, and a woman has got him wrapped around her fingers! As a parent, how can he not be in control of his family, and keep dragging deplorable things into his home! ”
Grandfather Xie cursed Huo Xuenong, and Xie Beichen felt very embarrassed.
Huo Shaoheng didn’t care. He curled his lips and tried to persuade him, “Uncle-in-law, please take it easy. How are you going to return to the country if you hurt your health by getting so angry?”
Grandfather Xie huffed, “Don’t worry, I’ll definitely return to the country next week. I’ll get Beichen to prepare a private jet right now!”
Grandfather Xie would definitely need more than one private jet to prepare for his return to the country.
However, this was something that Xie Beichen had to worry about, so Huo Shaoheng didn’t say anything else.
Huo Shaoheng put down the phone and continued with his work.
After Gu Nianzhi’s indictment was handed over to the public prosecutor’s office, she waited for a few days. Finally, she received a call from the public prosecutor’s office and was asked to go personally.
Gu Nianzhi quickly drove to the public prosecutor’s office.
Because of her special status, the person who came to receive her was a relatively high-ranking female prosecutor from the public prosecutor’s office.
In the small conference room, the female prosecutor smiled and exchanged a few pleasantries with Gu Nianzhi, then said apologetically, “Lawyer Gu, we’ve carefully examined the materials you’ve submitted. We all agree that you don’t have enough evidence to charge Luo Jialan with ‘intentional homicide’ against Ms. Song Jinning.”
Gu Nianzhi knew that this matter wasN’t going to be so easy. Previously, she had also adopted a “do your best and leave it to fate” attitude.
However, she wanted to hear what the female prosecutor had to say.
Therefore, she still looked very disappointed. She pursed her lips and said gloomily, “How can this be? We really can’t sue her?”
“Of course we can sue her. If you want to sue Luo Jialan for intentional injury, mental abuse, or domestic violence against Song Jinning, that’s fine. All of these can be brought directly to the court. There’s no need to go through our prosecutor’s office.”
The female prosecutor was very amiable. “Also, I’ve read the materials you’ve prepared. They’re very detailed and complete. There’s a very high chance that the private prosecution will win. But if you want to sue ‘intentional homicide’, there’s almost no chance of filing a case.”
Gu Nianzhi clenched her fists and said with grief and indignation on her face, “I just can’t stand it! Luo Jialan had been torturing a patient with severe mental trauma for seven or eight years. If she didn’t want her to die, then what?!”
“That’s your theory, but from the evidence you’ve submitted, we, as a third party, don’t see the need for her to do that. To charge someone with intentional homicide, you need very direct and subjective evidence to prove that the other party had a reason to kill Song Jinning.”
“But from your materials, Luo Jialan didn’t have a reason to kill Song Jinning. Even if she wanted to avenge her mother, seven or eight years of mental abuse would be enough.”
The female prosecutor’s attitude showed that Gu Nianzhi’s evidence wasn’t enough to prove that Luo Jialan had a reason to kill Song Jinning.
Intentional homicide was one of the most serious crimes in criminal law. Therefore, both the prosecutor’s office and the court were very careful in prosecuting and trying such crimes.
Gu Nianzhi talked with the female prosecutor for a long time before finally withdrawing her indictment. She planned to go back and think about whether she had other ideas.
She walked out of the prosecutor’s office. There were many cars and pedestrians in front of the door. The sun was shining brightly above her head, and early summer arrived on schedule.
She turned around a corner and went to the parking lot. Gu Nianzhi got into her car and drove through the city aimlessly.
Before she knew it, she had arrived at Song Jinning’s high-energy physics facility.
Since she was there, she decided to visit Ms. Song.
Ever since she had returned from Russia, Ms. Song had been immersed in another round of crazy experiments and had been completely disconnected from the outside world.
Gu Nianzhi registered her purpose of visit at the Guard booth at the entrance of the high-energy physics facility. She was only allowed to enter the facility after showing her identification card.
She was surprised to find that the security system here was much better than before.
Aside from the fact that the sentries at the entrance had been replaced by regular soldiers, there were also many hidden sentries around the area.
The security cameras on the wall were densely packed, so they could practically monitor every angle.
Gu Nianzhi arrived in front of Song Jinning’s own experimental building with ease.
There was another layer of sentries at the entrance. A female security guard came over with a detector to check her body from top to bottom. There were also specialized equipment to check her laptop bag and briefcase.
The security system was almost exactly the same as the one on the plane.
Gu Nianzhi clearly remembered that it had never been so troublesome to come here in the past.
She was slightly surprised and went to the sixth floor where Song Jinning was.
The experimental building wasn’t very tall. It looked unremarkable in the surrounding high-rise buildings, but it was also very well hidden.
“Miss Gu, you’re here. Please take a seat for a while. Director Song is in the middle of the experiment. It will be over in a few minutes.”
Song Jinning’s assistant greeted Gu Nianzhi warmly and brought her a bottle of mineral water to put on the table. “Enjoy.”
“Don’t be so courteous with me. Go do your thing. I’ll sit alone for a while.”
Gu Nianzhi waved her hand and smiled as she sat down in the small sitting room in Song Jinning’s office. She took out her laptop and began to revise her lawsuit.
She sat there for half an hour before Song Jinning finally finished her experiment.
“Little Nianzhi, why are you free to visit me today?” Song Jinning hadn’t even appeared yet but a pleasant voice came from outside the door.
Gu Nianzhi looked up and saw a beautiful woman in a white lab coat walking in with a bright smile on her face.
Although she knew Song Jinning’s real age and was very familiar with her, Gu Nianzhi still felt a little lost every time she suddenly saw Song Jinning.
It was a feeling of being conquered by true beauty.
Gu Nianzhi composed herself and stood up from the sofa. “Miss Song, how do you take care of yourself? I heard you do experiments every day. Why are you getting more and more beautiful? You’re not doing an experiment on ‘retaining your beauty’, are you?”
Gu Nianzhi winked at Song Jinning.
Song Jinning beamed happily. Her face was rosy-cheeked, smooth, and without any traces of makeup. She only used a normal moisturizer, but the luster of her skin rivaled that of a nineteen-year-old girl like Gu Nianzhi.
She touched her face and said contentedly, “Perhaps it’s because people are in high spirits after a happy event. Look, I’m about to have grandchildren. Of course I’m happy! Happiness is the best beauty product!”
Gu Nianzhi blushed slightly and said, “You only know how to tease me. Isn’t it because your experiment is getting better and better that you’re really happy?!”
Gu Nianzhi knew that Song Jinning’s grandson and granddaughter were far behind in comparison to the results of the experiment..
“Of course not. My experiment is just as important as my grandson and granddaughter.” Song Jinning smiled as she walked over to Gu Nianzhi’s side and took a special look at her stomach, ” … You’ve come to me so suddenly, so perhaps you’re pregnant? Shaoheng still refuses to get married? This kid, I’ll go scold him and drag him to the Civil Affairs Bureau with you!”
Gu Nianzhi was speechless. She quickly grabbed Song Jinning and whispered, “Of course not. I came because I just came from the prosecutor’s office. They think there’s not enough evidence to charge Luo jialan with ‘intentional homicide’.”
Song Jinning understood. She pulled Gu Nianzhi to sit down and said, “Then what went wrong? Or is it really inadequate? Then let’s not charge her with intentional homicide.”
“No.” Gu Nianzhi shook her head without hesitation. “I really only wanted to teach her a hard lesson from the beginning, to keep her away from my people and my family. But the more I investigated, the more I realized that she really wanted to kill you, but she was very secretive and didn’t want anyone to find out.”
At that time, Luo Jialan was still a member of the Huo family. She still had ulterior motives towards Huo Shaoheng, so she couldn’t let anyone know that she wanted Song Jinning dead.
Because of that, her actions didn’t make her ulterior motives conspicuous.
“I see… Little Nianzhi, I do support you.” Song Jinning caressed Gu Nianzhi’s long hair regretfully. “But if there’s no sufficient evidence…”
“It’s not that there’s no evidence at all. The point is that the prosecution office said that there’s not enough subjective motive to prove that she wanted to kill someone.” Gu Nianzhi began to complain. “I’ve already included Uncle Huo’s thoughts regarding you in the materials, so this won’t do.”
This was the Huo family’s “dirty laundry.” Gu Nianzhi hadn’t even wanted to put this in the documents, but Huo Shaoheng and Song Jinning told her that it had nothing to do with it. Besides, even if Gu Nianzhi didn’t say it, Luo Jialan would definitely say it in court in order to get away with it.
Rather than having Luo Jialan twist the facts, it would be better for them to tell the whole story first.
However, even if this point was included in the materials for the indictment, the evidence would still be insufficient.
Gu Nianzhi pursed her lips and took out her own materials for Song Jinning to see.
Song Jinning read through them one by one, then said, “The materials you’ve prepared are very detailed and complete. Although I don’t know much about legal jargon, I can tell that the only thing you’re lacking is the last point. With this point, you’ll be able to wrap up the entire case.”
Gu Nianzhi nodded and asked Song Jinning thoughtfully, “Can you tell me more about your relationship with Luo Xinxue, Luo Jialan, and Uncle Huo? Do you remember everything that happened before your accident?”
What Song Jinning didn’t remember was that she had been traumatized for more than a decade. She remembered everything that had happened before and after.
She thought about it carefully and started from the beginning.
” … I remember one evening, I finished my experiment and came out of the lab. Huo Guanyuan was smoking at the door.”
“I told him that he couldn’t smoke here.”
“He threw away his cigarette butt and told me that he was getting married.”
“I congratulated him right away. He smiled and said that he was trying to deal with his parents forcing him to get married and taking care of the orphan of his comrade. He told me that Luo Xinxue was already pregnant and had gotten pregnant before marriage. Back then, it was very difficult for a woman to deal with alone. He just happened to agree to take care of his comrade, so he simply proposedto kill three birds with one stone.”
Song Jinning heaved a sigh of relief. There was a hint of melancholy in her voice.
Gu Nianzhi’s heart skipped a beat when she heard this. She grabbed Song Jinning and said anxiously, “Wait a minute, what’s going on? You knew all along that Luo Jialan wasn’t Uncle Huo’s biological daughter?!”
“I did, but I never told anyone. If I hadn’t been exposed in court, I would have kept this secret until I died of old age.”
“Think about it, how could Luo Xinxue behave like this? The Huo family would never let her in.”