Monday, December 21, 2009

Chinese man pleads guilty to killing Virginia Tech student

A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to killing a Virginia Tech graduate student at a restaurant in January 2009, attacking her with a knife and decapitating her. Haiyang Zhu, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the death of Xin Yang, a graduate student studying accounting at Virginia Tech. Xin, 22, from Beijing, China, had begun her studies at Virginia Tech only two weeks before she was killed at the Au Bon Pain restaurant in the university's Graduate Life Center. Haiyang, a native of Ningbo, China, was taken into custody at the scene. Xin's slaying was the first on the Virginia Tech campus since April 16, 2007, when Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 students and professors before turning a gun on himself.

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