Chapter 1759: Seize the Evidence
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Qin Yaoguang’s side could be said to be “completely deserted” compared to Gu Nianzhi’s “outnumbered” side.
The previous time she appeared in court, her side was really “packed.”
In just a short week, she didn’t even have a lead lawyer of the legal team.
Gu Nianzhi sighed with deep emotions at Wen Shouyi’s great methods as she showed the court-approved DNA evidence to Qin Yaoguang.
“Ms. Qin Yaoguang, this is the court-approved DNA evidence. This evidence shows that your character witness, Wen Shouyi, is actually your biological daughter, so she is no longer qualified to be your character witness.”
Qin Yaoguang replied indifferently, “She has nothing to do with this case to begin with. It doesn’t matter whether she becomes a character witness or not.”
The young lawyer next to Qin Yaoguang was extremely embarrassed. He quickly whispered, “Ms. Qin, you should let me answer the opposing lawyer’s question.”
Qin Yaoguang was brimming with anger. On hearing that, she vented it all on this young lawyer. “Then tell me! If you don’t say anything, how will I know if you can speak or not!”
The young lawyer’s face turned visibly red immediately.
He stammered, “According to the procedure, I should be the one to answer…”
Gu Nianzhi smiled amiably, her voice soft and moving. “Defense lawyer, actually, there are no set rules as to who should answer the questions.”
“To speak fairly, you’re just the defendant’s lawyer. The defendant can use you, or she can choose to defend herself and answer the questions herself.”
The young lawyer suddenly felt that the collar of the white dress-shirt he was wearing today was a little tight— so tight that he could barely speak.
Gu Nianzhi ignored him and turned to look at the gloomy-looking Qin Yaoguang. She continued to ask, “May I ask, you clearly knew that Wen Shouyi was your biological daughter, so why did you put her in the orphanage and not care for her? Then asked Wen Dayou to adopt her?”
Qin Yaoguang resisted the urge to roll her eyes and said snappily, “Are these past events related to this case?”
The young lawyer next to her was elicited and quickly raised his hand, “Objection! Objection! The questions raised by the defense lawyer have nothing to do with this case.”
“Defense lawyer, did you read the case file before going to court? Do you know the ins and outs of the entire case? If you knew, you wouldn’t think that the questions I asked had nothing to do with this case.”
Gu Nianzhi said indifferently, not even glancing at the young lawyer next to Qin Yaoguang.
The young lawyer had indeed been assigned at the last minute.
It was Wen Shouyi’s original intention to not assign any lawyers and leave Qin Yaoguang to fend for herself.
But Old Master Qin couldn’t bear it and asked her to find a lawyer.
Now it seemed like it was as good as not having one.
Besides, there were so many files on this case, and the situation was constantly changing. The young lawyer had only been temporarily assigned in the morning. He had only briefly looked at the case in the car but was quickly disgraced by Gu Nianzhi. He straightened his neck and said, “The main parties of this case are my client, Ms. Qin Yaoguang, and the Wen couple. What does that have to do with the mother-daughter relationship between my client and Dean Wen?!”
“Okay, then I’ll tell you what it has to do with.”
Gu Nianzhi calmly raised her slender neck, the exquisite curve of her jaw was as beautiful as God’s careful sculpting.
Qin Yaoguang’s eyes flashed with jealousy and hatred upon seeing it.
Gu Nianzhi ignored her and smiled faintly. “First of all, in this case, your client, Qin Yaoguang, is the mastermind, Wen Dayou and his wife are the perpetrators, and the ‘Dean Wen’ you mentioned is playing the role of the ‘witness’.”
“Now that the DNA has been identified, Wen Shouyi, the ‘witness’ from eight years ago, turns out to be the mastermind’s biological daughter, and the mastermind, Qin Yaoguang, had an intimate husband-wife relationship with one of the perpetrators, Wen Dayou.”
After she finished speaking, she deliberately looked at Qin Yaoguang provocatively. She had picked the most heart-wrenching topic to provoke Qin Yaoguang.
This cut-in point was indeed Qin Yaoguang’s taboo. It was the topic that she was most unwilling to let anyone else know, and have it be brought up.
She deeply regretted it now. Back then, when she had confirmed that Wen Shouyi’s genes were completely useless to He Zhichu’s illness, she should have just killed her directly.
It was not worth it to let her live until now to make things difficult for herself.
Qin Yaoguang’s mouth twitched as she said angrily, “Don’t talk nonsense! When did I ever marry Wen Dayou?! You’re a lawyer, you have to speak with evidence!”
“Of course I speak with evidence.” Gu Nianzhi raised her eyebrows as she showed the DNA test in her hand. “You even gave birth to a child. Yet you still claim that you and Wen Dayou are not husband and wife? Please forgive my ignorance, I don’t understand the logic behind it.”
“Of course you don’t understand. With Your IQ, it would be a miracle if you could understand this logic!” Qin Yaoguang laughed coldly as she slapped the table and stood up. Pointing at Gu Nianzhi’s nose, she said, “Proving that someone’s relationship with mere DNA testing?! This is the biggest joke in the world!—Do you know about artificial insemination? Do you know about IVF?!”
“I don’t know, I’d like to hear the details.” Gu Nianzhi seized the opportunity and questioned Qin Yaoguang.
“Artificial insemination is the collection of both parties’ sperm and egg cells. The fertilized eggs are synthesized in the laboratory and implanted into the womb of the surrogate mother, allowing them to be impregnated in bed. In this process, where is the ‘true love between husband and wife’ coming from?!”
Qin Yaoguang’s face was flushed red, and her expression was ferocious and scary.
Gu Nianzhi replied with an “oh” nonchalantly and nodded. “I see. But why did you use your egg cells and Wen Dayou’s sperm to synthesize the fertilized eggs? Weren’t you trying to seduce a married man?”
Qin Yaoguang did not want to lose face in front of He Chengjian, so she immediately said, “This was just an experiment. The sperm was randomly extracted. If it wasn’t Wen Dayou, it would have been someone else. Besides, we’ve done so many experiments…”
Gu Nianzhi immediately caught on to what Qin Yaoguang had revealed. She said loudly, “So the defendant is saying that you didn’t just do this one experiment, you also did many other experiments? Ms. Qin Yaoguang, then how many children did your egg cells give birth to?!”
“What do you mean by how many children?” Qin Yaoguang scoffed. “I only have two biological daughters, what ‘many children’?! Didn’t I tell you previously that this was a project run by the United Nations Population Fund? The sperm and egg cells came from volunteers!”
“Yes, there were so many volunteers. What about the children they gave birth to? Don’t tell me that only Wen Shouyi survived!” Gu Nianzhi looked at Qin Yaoguang, not ignoring the anger and hatred in her eyes.
“Haha, I’m sorry, but she was the only one who survived.” Qin Yaoguang’s voluptuous lips curled up. “Precious, right? Unexpected huh?”
“If she’s so precious, you should have kept her in the lab. It’s your fault for letting her out to harm people.” Gu Nianzhi also curled her lips and said lightly.
Her attitude once again angered Qin Yaoguang.
“Haha, if you want to talk about being locked in the lab, I should have kept you in the lab the entire time and not let you go to the He family! It was my fault that I let you out to harm people!” Qin Yaoguang successfully returned Gu Nianzhi’s words back to her and was feeling very smug.
To her, verbally insulting people had never been her strong point.
Gu Nianzhi looked at her with pity immediately said, “So you’re admitting that you once locked me up in a lab to conduct experiments on living people? Then, eight years ago, you ordered your lover, Wen Dayou, to kidnap me. Were you going to continue using me as an experiment?!! You ordered someone to send me to the airport where the international flights are taking place. Were you going to send me abroad?!”
“It’s one thing for you to use me as an experiment, but you were going to send me abroad to conduct experiments on foreigners? Qin Yaoguang, you’re insane!”
Gu Nianzhi deliberately raised her voice, and her sharp voice was like a sharp knife, slashing at Qin Yaoguang’s head.
“Watch your mouth! Who’s whose lover?! How could a girl say such things?!” Qin Yaoguang’s attention was only focused on the word “lover,” and she completely ignored everything else Gu Nianzhi said.
Gu Nianzhi’s reasoning happened to be true, thus Qin Yaoguang subconsciously did not refute it.
“Yes, I shouldn’t have said that Wen Dayou is your lover. I apologize.” Gu Nianzhi nodded calmly. “But you can’t deny that you had been experimenting on me since I was two years old!”
A commotion suddenly broke out in the gallery behind Gu Nianzhi.
Everyone couldn’t help looking over. It was He Zhichu who was about to stand up, but He Chengjian and Xie Qingying held onto him tightly from both sides.
He Zhichu’s face was dark. He had always been a cold person, but now he was even colder. Everyone around him could clearly feel the murderous chill.
He clenched his fists tightly, his knuckles cracking. He seemed to be extremely angry.
Qin Yaoguang saw this and felt that her luck has arrived. She pointed at He Zhichu and said, “Yes, in order to cure the illness of the young master, I had to test the gene therapy, again and again, to extract blood and bone marrow from your body. If you say this is a live experiment, then I’ll admit to it.”
He Zhichu’s mind went blank when he heard that his guess was confirmed. He even lost the ability to control his body and was pulled to sit down by He Chengjian and Xie Qingying.
There was no one else in his eyes except for Gu Nianzhi.
Gu Nianzhi looked at He Zhichu worriedly. He Zhichu’s face was too pale. Was he unable to couldn’t bear the truth behind this?
However, she was going to interrogate Qin Yaoguang today. She couldn’t stop asking just because she was worried about He Zhichu’s feelings.
She blinked apologetically at He Zhichu and turned to look at Qin Yaoguang. She said calmly, “You admit to using me as a live experiment?”
“If extracting blood and bone marrow counts,” Qin Yaoguang retorted immediately.
“If extracting blood and bone marrow doesn’t count? Then what defines a live subject experiment?” Gu Nianzhi quietly dug a hole for Qin Yaoguang.
As expected, Qin Yaoguang fell into her trap. She began explaining to everyone, “Of course, a real live subject experiment isn’t extracting blood and bone marrow.”
“Have you ever seen a lab experiment with mice? Real live experiments are the same as experiments with mice. They are divided into physical resistance experiments, chemical reflex experiments, toxicology experiments, immune experiments, and many more.”
Qin Yaoguang looked Gu Nianzhi up and down and laughed softly. “Do you look like I’ve done live experiments on you? If I had done live experiments on you, would you still be standing here as a lawyer?”
“Ms. Qin Yaoguang is so familiar with the procedures and consequences of experiments, so you must have done a lot of them, right?” Gu Nianzhi rested her hands on the dock and narrowed her eyes at Qin Yaoguang, “Don’t forget, when I was six years old, my father, Gu Xiangwen, took me away from you and sent me to the He family for protection. You didn’t even dare to fart. Did someone have something on you?! Was it evidence of you using me as an live experiment subject?!”