Chapter 183: Li Niannian is finished
Upon their hurried return to the house, Chu Tian and Bai Xiaochun couldn't help but frown. The situation seemed to have escalated. Not only was Li Sisi present, but Xia Mo and Lawyer Zhu were also there.
When Chu Tian and Bai Xiaochun entered, Li Sisi let out a cry and immediately hugged Chu Tian.
"Ohh…" Li Sisi sobbed loudly. "Chu Tian, what do I do? I… I can't believe my sister did such a thing. I don't have any family left… ohh…"
"Sisi, please don't cry," Chu Tian comforted, hugging Li Sisi and gently kissing her head. "Don't worry. I'm here now. Sister Nian will be fine. I promise."
As he spoke, Chu Tian looked at the teary-eyed Bai Xiaochun and said, "Darling, be strong. Take Sisi to her room to rest. Be obedient."
Bai Xiaochun hurriedly opened his mouth and nodded. "Sisi, don't worry. No matter how much we spend, we will make sure that Sister Nian is fine. Come with me to my room and let Chu Tian understand the situation."
After Bai Xiaochun led Li Sisi back to his room, Chu Tian turned his gaze to other side, "Sister Xia, Lawyer Zhu, what is going on? How could Sister Nian kill someone?"
Xia Mo frowned and took a deep breath before saying, "Chu Tian, sit down first."
After Chu Tian sat down, Xia Mo said, "Nian rented a house somewhere else, you know?"
"Yes," Chu Tian nodded. "She rented it when she was working at a company. There are still a few months left on the lease, and her clothes are still there."
Xia Mo nodded and explained, "This morning, after Nian finished dealing with matters at the milk tea shop, she wanted to go back to that rental house to pack some clothes."
"But on the way, Nian ran into her former manager. The two of them had conflicts before. The manager wanted to provoke Nian into an argument. Nian had argued with him in the past, and it was because of this that she eventually resigned."
"We met this time. That guy took the initiative to apologize and Nian was kind-hearted, so he smiled and let go of his enmity. Then, he offered to give her a ride."
"Niannian's attitude was rather sincere. She kept apologizing, but she didn't have the nerve to refuse."
"However, the destination was quite far. When they arrived, the guy mentioned being thirsty and requested a glass of water. It's hard to say what he put in the drink. Let's just say he drugged her."
"Eventually, after they went inside, he forcefully pushed Nian onto the sofa and attempted to rape her. In the struggle, Nian reached for scissors and stabbed him in the neck, fatally injuring him."
"And then the next thing you know, Nian called the police and was taken away by the police."
"It wasn't until this afternoon that I found out about this. By this time, Niannian had already recorded her statement."
After hearing Xia Mo's explanation, Chu Tian frowned and said, "Sister Xia, is there a problem? Isn't this self-defense?"
"I'm talking about Niannian's confession." Xia Mo said.
"What do you mean?"
"What I said just now was all my own words." Xia Mo said, "She said that the guy wanted to rape her, but there was no recording, no video, and no evidence of that kind of crime. There was only a confession to read. This can't be considered rape."
"This is ridiculous!" Chu Tian frowned. "Are there security cameras in the house? Did they have a recording device on them? Is there any physical evidence? If they had all these things, would they have to wait until the rape is successfully carried out before they can defend themselves? What good would that do?"
Xia Mo opened her mouth in hesitation. Before she could say anything, Lawyer Zhu said, "Mr. Chu, I know you're very excited right now, but calm down. We must need evidence to prove Nian is innocent."
"It's a simple example. If you're in the same room as a woman and you're just sleeping, but she stabbed you to death with a knife and then called the police and said you wanted to rape her. She was fighting back in self-defense. The police definitely can't make you a rapist just because of her side of the story. They definitely want her to provide evidence."
"If she fails to provide substantial evidence, there is no way to prove the rape."
"This can indeed be seen as a form of protection for men. Otherwise, any woman's word could potentially lead to false accusations and harm innocent men. So, if Miss Li Niannian cannot provide conclusive evidence, the police cannot confirm the occurrence of the rape," Lawyer Zhu explained.
Chu Tian closed his eyes in frustration and asked, "Sister Xia, does my sister Nian have no evidence?"
Xia Mo shook her head and said, "That's the problem. Nian couldn't provide any evidence of being raped. At that time, she was just pressed on the sofa. Before anything happened, she stabbed him to death."
So, the current situation is dire. Nian's act of killing is a fact, but the claim of being raped is only her justification, for which she cannot provide any valid proof."
Chu Tian took a deep breath and turned to Lawyer Zhu, saying, "Can we use money to solve this? No matter the cost."
Lawyer Zhu frowned and responded, "Mr. Chu, you must understand this is a criminal case. It cannot be resolved with money. Furthermore, the opposing party has a strong background."
"The deceased's name is Zhou Kang, and the company he worked for belongs to his family. His father, Zhou Jiancheng, is the fifth wealthiest person in Hai City, with a net worth of over 27 billion. He possesses both wealth and power, and Zhou Kang was his only child."
"Let me say something that you don't like. With the current situation, you won't be able to help this time. Miss Li Niannian… it's over. She has no hope."
There was no hope?
Hearing what Lawyer Zhu said, Chu Tian slowly rubbed the space between his brows and said, "Lawyer Zhu, you are such a powerful lawyer. Is there no way?"
Lawyer Zhu shook his head and said, "Mr. Chu, no matter how powerful I am. I have to defend myself according to the law. With the current situation, there is nothing I can do."
Chu Tian: "…"