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Death sentence for suspect in the 3 Body Problem murder

A court in China sentenced a former gaming executive to death for the murder of 3 Body Problem producer Lin Qi on Christmas 2020.

Prosecutors say Xu Yao poisoned Lin shortly after he demoted him. Authorities laid out a scenario in court that Xu had been supposedly pushed out by Lin from his business venture after signing a deal with Netflix for the three-book alien adventure, reported the BBC.

Yoozoo Games which Lin founded owns all rights to any adaptations of the book. The series was created by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

3 Body Problem debut on Netflix on March 21 of this year.

Court documents revealed that four others became sick from the poisoning incident shortly after the murder of Lin. All four survived, the Business Insider reported.

Lin is known as China’s “billionaire millennial.” 3 Body Problem garnered 11 million views in just 4 days following its debut on Netflix on March 21. It remains one of Netflix’s most watched shows.

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