March 20, 2008
A Chinese man accused of
killing 11 people said on Wednesday that he
acted because of money or outrage.
Speaking at the opening
of a court hearing in this southern city of
Shenzhen, Wu Yandong, 42, admitted all the
accusations, saying he killed people either
for money or to give vent to his anger.
"I could not stop after
the first time. I knew it (the trial) will
come sooner or later," said the serial
killer while standing in the Shenzhen
Municipal Intermediate People's Court.
Wu, once an employee of a
company in southwest China's Sichuan
Province, was originally sentenced to death
by a local court in 2004 for killing the
husband of his lover in June 2003.
More clues indicating
that he had killed others led to the
discovery of more bodies. The court withdrew
the ruling and transferred the case to
Wu was suspected of
killing 11 people, including his two other
lovers and their daughter and sister, three
truck owners and a motorcycle rider from
1999 to 2003. He also carried out two paid
killings during the period.