Woman to serve 15 years for maid abuse A ~VOMAN has been sen- tenced to 15 years inja 1 for seriously injuring her maid in an abuse sparming five years ~n .... / Zhuhai, Guangdong Province,. / The Intermediate People s / Court of Zhuhai reached the / verdict last Thursday, ending ~ a lawsuit that triggered five court hearings since August 8 where defendant Gu Juan re- fused to plead guilty, media reported yesterday. The case surfaced in Janu- ary when Gu sent her maid, I Cai Minmin, who was seri- ously disfigured, to a hospital. Gu told doctors Cai was hit by a car on the street. Cai, 20, told her mother that her injuries were caused by Gu’s abuses since late 2001 when Gt~ hired her in her hometown in Luohe, Henan Province. Gn’s beating caused ~ai’s arm frac- tares, broke her jaw, knocked out her 12 teeth, left her eyes and nose seriously swollen and a face covered with scars, pros- ecutors told the court. Gu, who is in her mid-30s, would beat Cai whenever she thought Cai did a bad job.