讀報刊,學英語(14):槍殺中國學生的暴徒被指控一級謀殺

發布時間: 2021-11-26 04:52:27
分類: 親子

老孫導讀:又一起中國留美學生的悲劇,這是今年在芝加哥發生的中國學霸第二起謀殺案。讓我們帶著痛惜閱讀本文,瞭解事件經過。

AN 18-year-old suspect has been charged in the murder of Chinese graduate Zheng Shao-xiong in Chicago, the United States, last week.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced Friday that Alton Spann has been charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said that robbery was all over a cellphone that was later sold for US$100.

Zheng, 24 — who received a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Chicago — was shot during a robbery at 54th Place and Ellis Avenue on Tuesday afternoon just before 2 p.m.

Chicago Police Deputy Chief Rahman Muhammad said Zheng was walking home from a class when Spann came up, announced a robbery at gunpoint, and shot Zheng in the torso. Spann then took Zheng’s personal belongings – including electronics, Muhammad said.

「The victim did nothing, at all, to deserve being shot and killed — at all,」 Brown said. 「Whether he was struggled, or startled, or said something back, he did nothing to provoke this heinous crime.」

Spann was then seen entering a running black Ford Mustang that was headed west on 54th Place. Area One detectives spotted the Ford Mustang — and Spann getting in — on POD cameras, private cameras, and University of Chicago cameras, Muhammad said.

Police determined based on the license plate that the Ford Mustang had been reported stolen from south suburban Markham on Nov. 3.

The license plate helped lead police to Spann.

學習建議:

一、Words & useful expressions to learn

1 be charged with... 被控...罪名;(主動形式:charge sb. with ...)

2 Deputy Chief 副局長

3 torso (身體的)軀幹

4 heinous 十惡不赦的

5 Ford Mustang 福特野馬(福特汽車的一個品牌,不過現在不能叫野馬了)

6 base ... on ... 以...為基礎/依據

7 license plate 車牌

老孫提醒:

從中美關係的現狀以及未來長期中美關係的走勢看,美國官方對中國留學生各種刁難,拒簽、海關挑刺甚至遣返、限制專業等等行徑,必然會造成美國民間對中國留學生的不友好,在這種情況下,希望去美國留學的學生和家長一定要三思而行,美國高等教育雖然暫時領先,但並非不可取代。無論如何,安全是第一位的,生命只有一次,如果留美成為了一種冒險,這樣的風險你能承受得起嗎?

從這起搶劫槍殺案來看,為了100美元就可以剝奪一條生命,美國人的生存處境到了何種地步?