Enraged Husband Kills Wife, Family in Peking

From Reuters

After being told he could not see his estranged wife again, an enraged husband hacked her to death with an axe and then killed her parents and six other in-laws, a Chinese magazine reported Sunday.

The magazine, China Legal System, said Gao Xueqing, a 25-year-old peasant living in the central province of Henan, then set the nine bodies on fire.

He was tried but the sentence was not disclosed. Mass killers are usually executed.

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