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Man sentenced to death for killing pupils

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-01-04 14:25

NANNING - A man in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was sentenced to death for killing three and injuring another 13 pupils, a local court said on Saturday.

The defendant, Wu Yechang, suffered from illnesses and loneliness, according to the ruling from Guigang City's Intermediate People's Court.

On September 21, 2012, Wu bought a firewood chopper from a market in Pingnan County. He targeted pupils who were at a lunchtime school facility called Red Apple. He attacked the students, leaving three dead and 13 injured, the ruling said.

Wu was convicted of intentional homicide and given a death sentence. He also received a fine of 19,316 yuan (about $3,192 dollars).

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