The parents of the murdered teenager Wenjing Lin said their happy daughter died before they found out she had passed all her GCSEs with As.
The 16-year-old was strangled to death by family friend Chun Xu at the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway in Ynyswen, Treherbert, on March 5.
The killer continued to lure his stepfather Yongquan Jiang Yang to the basement of the restaurant before attempting to murder him with two knives by triggering a “repeated and vicious attack”.
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Xu, 32, without permanent residence, was found guilty Tuesday of murder and attempted murder at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.
After the hearing, Wenjing’s mother, Meifang Xu, spoke about her grief over the loss of her daughter and how proud she was of her achievements.
Speaking outside the court with the support of her husband, Mr Yang, Mrs Xu said: “ My beautiful daughter is gone and I can never forgive you.
“I have lost my beloved daughter, my everything. Everything of me.
“She liked my husband and I very much. She has helped us communicate with all the English speakers.
“(Wenjing) school friends miss her so much, I know they are suffering from the pain and loss of their best friend. They will never get over it.
“Before that awful day, she was a very, very happy girl. She loved spending time with her friends, and she enjoyed school.
“We’ve been to school to talk to them. My daughter has passed all her GCSEs with As, but she will never know her results, for which she has worked so hard. I am so proud of her achievements in school. She loved school so much and her teachers called her the model student.
“I still am not able to understand why the perpetrator would do this to her. Our lives have been turned upside down. I cried every day, watched videos every day and tried to feel close to her and listen to her voice I can not imagine what my life is like without her. She was my only child.
“The perpetrator has crushed our family. I had to start counseling to help me, but it will never remove the pain the perpetrator has caused us.”
Mrs. Xu also described how her husband, Mr. Yang, had suffered.
She said: “My husband was a very strong and healthy young man. Before this brutal attack he never felt afraid of anything, but now he even struggles to work and he also has nightmares when Wenjing was lying on the floor by the counter in reception area.
“Due to the serious mental and physical injuries from the perpetrator’s brutal, brutal attack, the treatment he is to receive from the hospital will continue for a long time.”
Ms. Xu also thanked the police, CPS, the school, the community and friends for their support.
She added: “We are so relieved, justice has been done and the perpetrator should be punished for my husband and Wenjing. He should be punished for what he did.
“I hope there will be no innocent victims like Wenjing.”
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