Mother Makes Man’s Head into Soup for Daughter


A woman has been found guilty of decapitating a man in order to make his head into a soup with which to cure her daughter’s mental illness, which she had her daughter drink.

The woman, a resident of China’s Sichuan province, apparently believed her mentally ill daughter could be cured of her affliction if she were to drink some healthy human head soup.

To this end, she first got a 76-year-old into a drunken stupor with the aid of a friend, and then bludgeoned him into unconsciousness, after which she cut off his head and, with the aid of her husband, cooked the head together with duck into a tasty soup.

She then had her 25-year-old daughter drink up the soup in the hopes that her long running condition would be cured. Her daughter was apparently non compos mentis at the time.

Despite her efforts to dispose of the bloody remains of the man, she was apprehended and tried, and was recently found guilty.

She has been handed a death sentence, but in an uncharacteristic display of leniency the courts offered her a reprieve in the form of a stay of execution, meaning if she can keep out of trouble for two years she will merely be sentenced to life imprisonment.

We do not hear whether her daughter’s condition was improved by the broth.

Via AFP.

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    Comment by Alaudia
    16:24 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    i guess the mental illness thing runs in the family

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    Comment by chogiebear
    16:28 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    3 words. WTF!!!

    Comment by Desangel
    17:02 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG!!=.= . I feel kinda sorry for the guy that got his head decapitated =.=

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    Comment by Rethardus
    16:30 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet this made it into the headline of the local newspaper.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And? Did it help?

    Comment by kameko
    17:21 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess it's the mother and father that supposed to drink the soup...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who's mentally ill now eh

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    18:13 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    mMm... This soup is certainly heavy on the nose isn't it?

    Comment by Firo
    18:57 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "could be cured of her affliction if she were to drink some -healthy- human head soup" - 76yo? Healthy?.. No wonder it didn't work...

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    Comment by Lazydabear
    07:46 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They say Fellatio Decreases Risk of breast cancer that doesn't mean its true.

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    Comment by black87
    15:07 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Kyo
    13:09 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think the daughter was the one with the mental illness...

    Comment by plmko
    12:51 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't blame her though, its quite sad having to see your child suffer with such an illness. The fact that modern medicine can't cure it must've been unbelievable.

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    12:48 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I come to Sankaku. Oh, and the boobs.

    Comment by Daisuke
    12:42 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SHIT . . . i was about to tell to post this because i watched this in the newspaper this morning

    BTW that's pretty sick

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yup, just another day at China

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    Comment by (Girly Kenshiro)
    13:35 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch this. []

    Comment by Meidoganekko
    14:04 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    F#CK!! Thailand always come up with the freakiest and disturbing horror movies...

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    Comment by (Girly Kenshiro)
    14:27 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More disturbing than the western or east asian horror films.

    Comment by Meidoganekko
    13:30 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder what's next? Instant noodles containing seasoning powder made from human heads?

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    12:02 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, the Mother came up with this idea herself?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly she did. One has to wonder what happened to the two brain cells inside her head. I propose the theory that a murder-suicide occurred inside her head with brain cell A as the suspect and brain cell B as the victim. Of course the reverse could also be true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the rest of the world wont survive in china.

    Comment by Arekku
    06:40 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    reminds me of a Southpark episode, "Scott Tenorman must die"

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, guess a Hannibal Lecter reference WOULD be too easy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everybody likes a little head occasionally

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 16/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will people learn that mental illness is something that's uncurable?

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    Comment by Whiskey Abortion
    10:04 31/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The mother is clearly the mentally ill one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi

    Comment by Eamon
    14:44 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Outrageous news! Should post about michael jackson instead lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When they have trouble taking a dump chinese probably just eat some ass. LOL

    Comment by Granny Inumimi
    21:26 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soup's ready, children! Anybody want some?
    *Readies ladle and bowls

    Comment by Firo
    21:43 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *om nom nom nom* Delicious! Okawari! :3

    Comment by MusicalNote
    21:25 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest, I don't think it was the daughter with the mental illness...

    Comment by mi
    20:21 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    head stew

    25 years old...
    how is that daughter

    daughter in my mind is loli

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    kill all of the chinese

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    Comment by Sorrior
    10:28 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well in ancient china it was thgought eating body parts from healthy animals would help that part of the body. Syuch as eating a liver for lier problems or A heart for heat problems. Same idea bad execution.

    Comment by Meidoganekko
    13:13 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of that blond girl from Girl's Bravo's quote..

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    Comment by Sorrior
    10:30 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sry been uising ie8 shit program but firefox has been glitching i meant liver not lier and heart not heat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about tiger penis? For prolonged erection during hot sex? D:

    Comment by Infernal
    10:48 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well some do actually have good effects. Though some are fairly...'wut?' like. Reminds me of that episode of Wildboyz when they went to Thailand and drank Cobra blood. Apparently that is a substitute to *ahem* a sexual invigorant pill hehe. Guess as long as the Placebo Effect kicks in. A lie turned to truth lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once again proving that superstition of any kind is ridiculous. No one that knows anything about science and modern medicine would kill someone and boil their head in the hopes that it will cure a mental illness.
    This world needs more education.

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    Comment by basilio
    10:28 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "... if she can keep out of trouble for two years she will merely be sentenced to life imprisonment."

    I thought murder usually comes with the death sentence in countries which still allow death sentences. I mean, for God's sake, she MURDERED a person, in cold blood. With the intent in murdering him. She KNEW what the consequences are.

    People like this should be eliminated from the natural gene pool of humans. She is the one with the mental illness. How the hell could a human head cure a mental illness?

    Maybe she should be evaluated for mental illnesses herself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, those are parents who love their daughter.

    Comment by Zacharov
    15:07 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    High on love, low on education. Figures, this is in Sicchuan, and I doubt most of them there has ever been to school.

    Comment by hikaru
    10:37 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't u think the daughter got mental sickness from her mom ?

    Comment by Infernal
    10:23 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    'cooked the head together with duck into a tasty soup.'

    I just lol'd when I read that. Who knew cooked human head with duck would be a tasty soup. Then again...doesn't the indiginious people of Africa(? probaly some other place, can't remember where) still eat the brain of relatives when they die? To recieve knowledge of their ancestors. Also they drilled holes into peoples skulls to let the 'evil' spirits out? Then you got your Headhunters and Shamans making shrunken heads.

    Who knew Human heads had so much use other than being attatched to the body...Human head duck soup...might need to try that someday lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think u are reading too much into artefact's snarkiness

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    Comment by Toiski
    10:32 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was an island in the South Pacific, not Africa where that happened. Could be wrong.

    Comment by Kev
    13:36 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Papua New Guinea?

    Comment by Infernal
    10:44 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That does sound more correct. As the documentary showed rainforest like areas rather than dry open plains.

    @Anonymous: Welcome to the internets. Where sarcasm and serious are twins and the odd triplet named joke ;)

    Comment by R
    10:45 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shrink heads = Amazonia. I saw some in a museum in Brazil. Very impressive (and kowaii).
    Drill holes in the head = called trepanation, done by several civilizations, mayan, astecas, and today in Holland.
    Don't know about the brain-eating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    here is the wiki article on it,
    for further reading.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i believe the hole-drilling thing is a valid medical procedure though, when there is swelling in the cranium.

    Comment by Infernal
    10:55 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I right to say you can buy shrunken heads from certain shops? I highly doubt your average 7 Eleven store would stock them...wait before anyone thinks I plan on buying, I'm just curious...And yeah they are pretty impressive. That documentary I saw showed how it was done using pig skin(?). I knew I should have taped it 4 years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you wouldn't have swelling,
    in the cranium.

    That is your skull, bone.

    The hole drilling is meant,
    to reduce sub dura swelling.

    This is the sack, in which your brain,
    is kept.

    For example,
    When you receive a crushing blow to the head, a concussion, you may pinch off the sinuses from which cerebral spinal fluid exits the brain, and filters into the sub archnid space (this is under the dura mater),

    this blocking of CSF flow, results in a buldge under the sack (the dura mater), this swelling, presses on the brain itself, and causes may symptoms.

    So, at the site of the crushing blow, later, you might drill a little hole there, and poke a little hole in the membrane directly under the skull, thus, CSF would skirt out nicely, and relieve the pressure, ending the symptoms.

    Then you start to worry about infection...

    Hope this cleared it up for some people.

    Comment by Infernal
    11:16 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It depends on the diagnosis. Kind of like Russian Roulette. You have the symptoms but you don't know the cause. So taking that shot maybe a blank and save your life or at least in this case could relieve the pain. However there is that chance that you got the bullet. Which doesn't help at all. In a medical centre it can be treated correctly for the problem and avoid making a risky choice. However when out in the middle of nowhere, with very little method to analyse the symptoms to come to a conclusion nor is there a fail safe. There's a higher risk of making things worse.

    Comment by Quasi
    11:56 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She had a perfectly good remedy to stop mental illness (in the 76-year-old man) but then ruined it by adding the duck.

    Now it's nothing but quack medicine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:33 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahhaha oh man, win indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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