Farmer hacks 8 to
death in China
Saturday, August 21, 2004
BEIJING: The police has
arrested a farmer in northern China for hacking eight members of a
family to death with an axe after serving a sentence for raping a woman
who had just married into the family, the China Daily said on Friday.
Jian Xueliang (35) was arrested in western Shaanxi province after the
killings, including those of two children aged four and 10 and a pair of
Murderer of 8 people executed in Shaanxi
September 28, 2004
A murderer of eight people was executed on Monday
morning in Zhashui county of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
The murderer, Jian Xueliang, a farmer in Mingxing
village of the county, hacked to death with an ax eight members of Yang
Rongwen's family in the village out of revenge in mid August.
Before the manslaying occurred, Jian was just
released from imprisonment on a rape charge. When he was just out of
jail, he went to Yang's home to slay Yang and his wife, four-year-old
daughter, ten-year-old nephew, 80-year-old grandfather. Then he rushed
into the home of Yang Rongyuan, Yang's brother, and killed him and the
twins of his.
Local policemen caught Jian August 18 and, on
September 14, the Shangluo City Intermediate People's Court sentenced
him to death penalty, depriving him of his political rights to life, in
addition to a civil compensation of 12,000 yuan (about US$1,450) against
him. Jian didn't appeal following the first trial.