Man to die for killing parents, 17 others

Man to die for killing parents, 17 others

Friday, July 28, 2017 12:26 pm

A local court in southwest China’s Yunnan Province  on Friday  sentenced a man to death for murdering 19 people, including three children and his own parents.

The people’s court of Huize county found Yang Qingpei guilty of murdering his parents in their home in Yema village on Sept. 28, 2016 after they refused to give him money.

Yang, fearing he would be discovered, killed 17 villagers with a pick-axe and fled to Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming.

Police arrested Yang the following day.

Yang, who was born in 1989, pleaded guilty to all charges and apologised to the relatives of the dead when he went on trial on July 19.

He, however, accepted the sentence and said he will not appeal.


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