3 Sentenced to Death in Tiananmen Gate Attack

June 16, 2014 5:14 AM

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A court in western China sentenced three people to death Monday for planning a deadly car ramming at Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Gate that was blamed on Muslim separatists, state media reported.

The three were accused of helping prepare for the Oct. 28 attack, in which a car plowed through tourists and ended up in a fiery crash in the heart of Beijing, killing two bystanders and the three attackers.

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