Suspect in Taoist temple serial killing arrested in northwest China

The suspect of the serial killing in a Taoist temple on July 16 was captured in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, said local police on Sunday morning.

Qiu Xinghua, 47, was caught in his home in Foping County at 8 p.m. Saturday. He was accused of slaying ten people, including the abbot, five staff workers and four pilgrims in the Tiewadian Temple of Ankang City in Shaanxi.

Police posted a reward of 50,000 yuan (6,250 U.S. dollars) on July 26.

Qiu has admitted his crime.

The case is now under further investigation.

Source: Xinhua

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