Chinese man sentenced to death for fatal bus attack
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:34
  
Beijing: A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for a murderous knife attack in a bus that left three dead and 16 others injured in August.

Zhou Jiangbo, 24, was convicted of intentional homicide and "endangering public security" by the Anyang Intermediate People's Court in the central Henan Province.

On August 18, Zhou attacked three neighbours with a shovel after a dispute and then fled.

The next day, wrongly believing two of his seriously injured neighbours had died, Zhou bought two knives and a steel bar and planned a killing spree at venues like bus stations and hospitals, the court verdict said.

Zhou boarded a bus in Baibi Township and tried to snatch the steering wheel, which caused the vehicle to collide with a truck.

He then stabbed the driver, conductor and passengers, leaving three dead and four seriously injured. Twelve others sustained minor injuries.

The dead included a 10-month-old girl and two boys aged 10 and 18.

Zhou was caught by police on August 20.

He said in court that he would not appeal the sentence, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:34


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