School killing sus­pect suf­fers schizophre­nia

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

A lo­cal court on Thurs­day heard the case of Huang Yichuan, who al­legedly killed two pri­mary school stu­dents and in­jured an­other boy and woman in a knife at­tack along Pubei Road in Xuhui dis­trict on June 28, thepaper.cn re­ported. The judg­ment will be pro­nounced at a later date.

Huang is con­sid­ered a schiz­o­phrenic and had di­min­ished sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity at the time of the crime, ac­cord­ing to an ac­cred­it­ing body com­mis­sioned by lo­cal po­lice. But the No. 1 Branch of Shang­hai Peo­ple’s Procu­ra­torate ac­cused the de­fen­dant of de­lib­er­ate mur­der as a way to re­lease his anger from work.

A mi­grant worker, Huang came to Shang­hai on June 6 and pur­chased a kitchen knife at a su­per­mar­ket. He tar­geted stu­dents of Shang­hai World For­eign Lan­guage Pri­mary School af­ter care­fully study­ing the cam­pus. On June 28, he saw stu­dents leav­ing cam­pus and fol­lowed them for 130 me­ters be­fore at­tack­ing. Huang was caught by po­lice at the scene.

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