China court sentences two campus killers

Updated: 2010-12-30 17:51
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CHENGDU- A court in southwest China's Sichuan Province has sentenced a student to death and another to life imprisonment for murder after a pair of campus attacks earlier this year.

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Zeng Shijie, a male student at Sichuan University's public management school, stabbed a young woman to death and injured two men on campus on March 30, the Intermediate People's Court in the provincial capital, Chengdu, said in a statement Thursday.

After the stabbings Zeng was subdued by one of the injured young men, and later caught by police, it said.

The court statement described Zeng as "antisocial" and "always feeling marginalized," but a psychiatric evaluation confirmed he was not mentally ill.

Zeng did not file an appeal after the court announced his death sentence Wednesday, the document said.

The same court sentenced another campus killer, Chen Keyu, to life in jail Wednesday.

Chen, a sophomore at Sichuan University's school of business administration, stabbed a roommate to death on April 7, saying the latter was hostile and often mocked him.

Chen called police after the killing and a psychiatric evaluation indicated he was suffering insanity, which resulted in the judge's leniency while meting out his penalty.