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Wednesday
Oct192011

Mother of Chinese Toddler in Hit and Run Praises Rescuer

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(GUANGZHOU, China) -- The mother of the two-year-old girl who was run over twice by vans and left bleeding in the middle of a narrow market street in China has praised the woman who rescued her gravely injured daughter.

“I don’t have enough words to thank her with,” the mother, who would identify herself only as Qu, said at the hospital on Monday, according to China Daily.

Chen Xianmei is the 57-year-old woman who moved Qu’s daughter, YueYue, to the side of a road and called for help in Foshan, Guangdong province, last Thursday after eighteen pedestrians and cyclists passed right by the little girl.

“I was picking up trash in the hardware market when I saw a child lying in the road.  I walked up in a hurry to the girl and heard her groan.  I lifted her up and saw that one of her eyes was closed, that she had tears in her eyes, and she was bleeding from her mouth, nose and the back of her head,” Chen told China Daily.

“I wanted to carry her but she was soft and collapsed immediately.  I was scared to try again and so I dragged her to the side of the road and shouted for help.  But nobody showed up,” Chen was quoted as saying in Yangcheng Evening News.

Meanwhile, many in China have said that she did the good deed seeking publicity.  Since the incident, she has received numerous interview requests, and it was reported that the civilization office of Foshan’s Nanhai district presented 10,000 yuan -- or $1,570 -- to Chen on Monday.

“Is it really so difficult to be a good person?” Chen’s daughter-in-law, who declined to state her full name, asked China Daily.

The girl’s mother echoed this sentiment, telling China Daily that this was unlikely to be Chen’s motivation.

“I am truly grateful,” Qu said.  “She is really kind, not the type of person who enjoys publicity.”

The two-year-old girl Wang Yue, nicknamed YueYue, is in critical condition at the Guangzhou Military District General Hospital.  Images of her on a respirator were in most of the Chinese press Tuesday.  Despite numerous micro-blogs from YueYue’s mother about her daughter’s improving condition, including regaining sensation in her limbs, The Guangzhou Daily quoted the hospital’s head of neurosurgery as saying the girl is likely to remain in a vegetative state if she survives.

The two drivers involved in the hit-and-run are in police custody.  One was arrested by police and the other turned himself in on Monday.

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Thursday
Aug112011

Aruba Requests FBI Help in Missing Woman Case

ABC News(ORANJESTAD, Aruba) -- Aruba is asking the FBI to obtain phone records and other personal history of the man being held as a suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, according to the Aruba prosecutor's office.

Gary Giordano, 50, is being held as a suspect in Gardner's disappearance, which he claims happened while the pair was snorkeling together in the same Aruba town where another American woman, Natalee Holloway, disappeared six years ago. Authorities arrested Giordano Friday as he was boarding a plane to the U.S., following statements he made to the police that seemed suspicious, police said.

The country has drafted a request to the FBI to ask for their help investigating the case in the U.S., according to Taco Stein, spokesperson for the prosecutor's office. Stein said they are looking for help getting information from third parties, including cell phone companies.

Aruba investigators are looking to establish the pair's whereabouts and activities in the days and hours leading up to Gardner's disappearance so that they can present it to a judge on Monday in order to keep Giordano in the country longer, Stein said. Giordano has not been charged with a crime, but a judge can order him held for another eight days on suspicion, Stein said. The court appearance will be closed to the public.

The Aruba police had been in contact with the FBI and American authorities since the beginning of the investigation, Stein said, though they had not formally requested their help until now.

Giordano's attorney in Aruba, Michael Lopez, said there is no evidence that supports a murder charge for his client.

Giordano was originally treated as a witness to a drowning and was told by police he was allowed to leave the island, according to Taco H.W. Stein, spokesperson for the Aruba prosecutor's office. However, when parts of Giordano's story did not add up, they decided to arrest him, Stein said. He was arrested Friday as he attempted to board a flight to the U.S., according to police.

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