A Chinese killer of 11 victims was executed January 3rd 2019.
Gao Chengyong, aged 54, was sentenced to death in March 2018 for robbery, rape, murder & defiling the dead.He was charged with the murders which occurred between 1998 & 2002 after he targeted young women who wore red, following them home and sometimes mutilating their bodies. He spent 10 months on death row after being arrested in 2016. He is said to have confessed to the killings.
Chengyong ran a grocery store with his wife and two children in the city of Baiyin
The Baiyin Intermediate People’s Court said, “The motives of the defendant’s crimes were despicable, his methods extremely cruel, the nature of the acts vile and the details of the crimes serious.”
The Chinese government does not usually reveal details of executions though most are thought to be by lethal injection or firing squad.
Chengyong was arrested through a twist of fate when his uncle was arrested for a minor crime and gave a DNA sample through which police were able to conclude the likelihood that a relative of the uncle had committed the murders.