Man sentenced to death for killing eight people

February 9th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Wuhan (China), Feb 9 (Xinhua) A man who was convicted of killing eight people, including a two-year-old boy, was sentenced to death Monday in central China’s Hubei province.
The Intermediate People’s Court of Suizhou also deprived Xiong Zhenlin, 35, of political rights for life.

Xiong, a junk collector, killed eight people in Luoyang Town, Suizhou, Jan 4 and was arrested a week later.

The victims include six employees of Xiong’s junkyard, a 43-year-old woman whom Xiong hoped to marry and the woman’s grandson.

Xiong did not say whether he would appeal.

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