Man sentenced to death for stabbing eight to death in east China

08:20, June 12, 2010      

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A man who stabbed eight people, including three family members, to death was sentenced to death at a court in east China's Jiangxi Province, a court spokesman said Friday.

Zhou Yezhong, 36, was charged with and convicted of willful murder in the first-instance trial by the Intermediary People's Court of Ji'an City of Jiangxi Province, said Long Xiaomao, a spokesman of the court.

Zhou killed his mother, wife, 10-year-old daughter, four neighbors and one migrant worker with a knife in Badu Township of Ji'an's Jishui County on May 8.

The county police caught him later that day.

Zhou, who had gambling problems, committed the murders after a fight with his wife, Long said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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