Chinese gets death sentence for killing 11 people

July 28th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) A man in China has been sentenced to death for killing 11 people in the country’s Yunnan province, a court ruling said Saturday.

Zhang Yongming, 57, was accused of strangling to death 11 people in Jinning county between March 2008 and April 2012, Xinhua quoted the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court in a ruling.

He did not show any remorse in court and refused to apologise to the victims’ relatives after the court’s verdict.

After the murders, Zhang used various means, including dismemberment, burning and burial, to destroy the evidence, it said.

Zhang was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve in 1979 for the crime of intentional homicide. He was released in September 1997 after receiving a number of sentence reductions, the ruling said.

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