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19 year-old girl arrested for gory murder

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Zhang Chao, murderer?

This report is from GoKunming and is republished here with permission.

Today Chinese media nationwide have broken the story of the murder of Mu Hongzhang (木鸿章), almost three weeks after the discovery of his remains. Mu, a Lijiang resident who was a manager at the Lijiang Highway and Bridge Management Company, was initially reported missing on December 19 of last year. He was reportedly murdered and hacked into more than 260 pieces that night.

The murder has sent shock waves through Lijiang, as has the identity of Mu's alleged murderer. The accused murderer is Mu's reported lover, 19 year-old Beijing native Zhang Chao (张超), a second-year student at Yunnan University's Tourism Culture Institute in Lijiang. The story has caught the interest of China's national and local media, with news outlets throughout the country running articles on the case today.

According to interviews with some of Zhang's classmates, the new arrival from Beijing quickly adapted to her new environment in Lijiang and led a life of leisure and barhopping. Zhang's classmates claimed that the woman met the married Mu - whose age has not been disclosed - during her nights out and the two quickly established a relationship in which Zhang would spend time with Mu in exchange for cash, with some deposits by Mu into Zhang's bank account as high as 30,000 yuan.

Details regarding Zhang's possible motive for murdering Mu have yet to surface and a trial date has yet to be announced.

The case is the second brutal murder case involving a Yunnan University student in the last four years. In June of 2004, Yunnan University student Ma Jiajue was executed for bludgeoning four of his classmates to death. Ma reportedly said that he murdered the four because they accused him of cheating in a game of cards.

Image from www.clzg.cn.

There are currently 14 Comments for 19 year-old girl arrested for gory murder.

Comments on 19 year-old girl arrested for gory murder

i love you babey

she's irrational with dealing this,no matter what happended,she should consider whether that is worth doing or not.

Watchout out for Anon feminist, feminist alert on Danwei, alert, alert!

That was a act of liberation for all womankind!
Should happen more often...

Yes indeed Farnaz, her life in bars whilst her dorm-mates slept must have been one of mysoginistic slavery.

But she stood up!

Or more likely slipped off the bar stool, weaved & vomited... & is now free from the tyrany of those oppressive bank deposits.

What,precisely "should happen more often".....
men paying you for sex?

>What,precisely "should happen more often".....
>men paying you for sex?

If you want the best you have to pay the price!

Farnas, You are sooo Right!

@FARNAZ
exactly! They have to pay the price...

Did someone know what happened to the girl ?

I can't beleive some of the comments posted...How can people joke about such an event, when a man (if he was doing the wrong thing or not) is dead.
Farnaz, how can you say that this should happen more often? it is people like you who allow murderers to be glorified and turned into heros when at the end of the day a killer is a killer and a life is a life...
I think that she should be exacuted...a life for a life!

Amy - it is not about joking it is about the self defense of woman!

wow she would have done that for fun if he was hacked into 260 peices! gross.

Hang on, this was a chinese female? the race that skins animals alive and has the most inhumane history of human rights abuse? BOYCOTT CHINESE MADE!!!

Does someone know what happened to the girl ?

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