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    Statement on sentencing of Zijie Wang

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Today, the court handed down its sentence in the case of Zijie Wang, a PhD candidate found guilty of two charges: Administer a Noxious Substance and Aggravated Assault,  both related to an attack on a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s.  Zijie Wang was sentenced to 7 years, concurrently, on Administer a Noxious Substance and Aggravated Assault. The court allowed for pre-sentence custody, making the remaining time to serve 5.97 years.
    Our hearts go out to the victim and his family; we recognize this highly unusual and upsetting crime continues to have a significant impact on everyone involved. 
    The victim in this case has expressed a desire for privacy and we wish to respect that and will not comment further.

    – Queen’s University