Eight Killed in Stabbing Spree in E China

A man in Jiangxi Province stabbed eight people to death including his 10-year-old daughter, his wife and his mother. From China Daily:

The suspect, Zhou Yezhong, 36, allegedly stabbed his three family members, four neighbors and a migrant worker to death in Jishui’s Chengyuan village of Badu town at about 6 pm that day, county police said on Sunday.
Police caught Zhou within two hours after the stabbing.

Two of Zhou’s victims were men and the rest were women, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Local witnesses reportedly said there were no apparent warning signs before the killings.

Zhou allegedly killed his 10-year-old daughter Zhou Xiaomin at home first, before stabbing his 80-year-old mother despite the woman’s pleas for mercy, media reported.

He then broke into a neighbor’s home and allegedly killed his wife, 36-year-old Kang Qiuying, their neighbor Hu Dongsheng and Hu’s 83-year-old mother, Wu Xiu.

May 9, 2010 3:52 PM
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