Friday, May 14, 2010

Snakes and the Kindergarten Killer

What caused the latest killing spree  in Shannxi on May 12 that once again targeted young children in a kindergarten? In the incident, only two of the 20 kindergartners escaped the brutal meat cleaver. According to Xi’an Morning Post, police investigators found that the suspect, Wu Huanming, had been deeply disturbed by a variety of diseases for a couple of years.  Recently the owner of the kindergarten, which rented Wu's property, killed a snake inside.  The superstitious Wu took it as the cause for the ineffectiveness of his medical treatment, and in a frenzy he went for revenge and suicide.

Is that it? (More to come...)


بنجامين گير said...

Have all the kindergarten killers been people without children of their own? If so, could the attacks have been motivated partly by jealousy towards families with children?

Xujun Eberlein said...

At least two of the killers had adult children.