Man held for beheading sister
TAIPEI: A Taiwanese man was arrested yesterday for decapitating his sister in front of horrified neighbours, a week after another killer was jailed for beheading a 3-year-old girl in the street.
The brutal crimes have shocked the largely peaceful island
The 54-year-old man, identified by his family name Lin, beheaded his sister with a kitchen knife outside their home in southern Kaohsiung city after an argument, police said.
Lin and his sister, 52, were both unmarried and lived together in southern Kaohsiung city.
He had been taking care of the mentally-ill woman for many years, police added.
“She was supposed to go to the hospital this (yesterday) morning and they quarrelled when she refused. Lin then attacked her with a kitchen knife and severed her neck,” an officer said.
Local television quoted an eyewitness as saying the woman had knelt and pleaded for her life while neighbours screamed when they saw her severed head on the pavement. AFP