Chinese man executed for killing six police officers

November 26th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Shanghai, Nov 26 (Xinhua) A Chinese man, convicted in a case of killing six police officers here, was executed Wednesday by administration of a lethal injection with the approval of the Supreme People’s Court.Yang Jia, 28, an unemployed Beijing resident, stormed into a Shanghai police station July 1 and stabbed six police officers to death. Another three policemen and one security guard were injured in the attack.

Yang was sentenced to death Sep 1 by the Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court. He later appealed his sentence but lost.

“In line with an order issued by the Supreme People’s Court, the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court executed criminal Yang Jia by injection on Nov 26,” said a statement issued by the Supreme People’s Court.

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