Man sentenced to death one year after killing two, wounding 14 others

22:13, November 09, 2010      

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A former primary school employee who stabbed two to death and wounded 14 others in downtown Beijing September last year was sentenced to death Tuesday.

In its verdict, Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court said Zhang Jianfei, 48, had severely threatened public security. He was also charged 1.05 million yuan (about 160,000 U.S. dollars) as compensation for the victims.

Zhang, a native of Jilin City of northeastern Jilin Province, went on the killing rampage on Sept. 17, 2009, on Dashilan, the shopping street near Qianmen, Beijing. He stabbed people randomly with a knife.

Two security guards died after being rushed to the hospital and 14 others were wounded, including six seriously.

Zhang was apprehended at the scene.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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