Police catch 'Jilin butcher'
Updated: 2006-09-30 07:15
Police in Northeast China's Jilin Province on Friday arrested a 37-year-old
man accused of killing 13 people and injuring four others.
Following a six-day manhunt, Shi Yuejun, a butcher from Tonghua in Jilin
Province, was caught in a cornfield in the outskirts of the county's Liunan
Shi Yuejun(C) is
caught by police on September 29, 2006.
A total of 14,000 people, including 2,000 police, were involved in the hunt
for Shi, who is alleged to have killed eight people and seriously injured three
last Sunday in Tonghua and Liuhe counties. He is alleged to have killed five
people and injured one more while trying to evade capture.
Police offered no motive for Shi's alleged killing spree, but local people
said that he had a history of psychological problems.
The Ministry of Public Security issued a Class-A warrant for Shi on Thursday,
offering a reward of 100,000 yuan (US$12,500).