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5 on trial in religious slaying

Cult member says woman in China McDonald’s ‘a demon’

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.

BEIJING -- Five people went on trial Thursday in China on charges of beating a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after unsuccessfully trying to recruit her to join their Christian cult.

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