Taiwan supreme Ct upholds subway killer death sentence

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 6:22 AM

The denial of Cheng Chieh'south appeal on Friday draws a line below one of the most shocking crimes to strike the island'south prosperous and generally non-violent society in years.

Taiwan supreme Ct upholds subway killer death sentence

Taiwan'south supreme Ct has uphold the death sentence given to a Univ learner over a random May two thousand fourteen knife attack in a subway car in the capital Taipei that left four people deceased and twenty-two injured.

The denial of Cheng Chieh'south appeal on Friday draws a line below one of the most shocking crimes to strike the island'south prosperous and generally non-violent society in years.

Before the attack, Cheng posted a message on his Facebook page saying he "wanted to do something big." During sentencing by a lower court, he was quoted as saying that he'd not mind receiving a death sentence.

Despite a valid thrust to abolish the death penalty, it continues to get powerful support among the public. Executions are carried out by shooting.

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