Gang Boss Capped: Cops Don’t Buy Gunman’s Story

Police today arrested a 25 year old man suspected to have killed a gang boss in Tucheng District, New Taipei City last Thursday evening June 22. Huang Yilun (黃義倫) was shot to death as he sat in his white Porsche SUV in a parking lot. Shortly after entering the vehicle, a man approached the driver’s side door, pulled out a handgun, and fired 10 shots through the window. Huang bled to death at the scene from a wound to his

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Brother Arrested After Gruesome Murder in Taichung

[Cover Picture: China Times] The younger brother of a murder victim was arrested yesterday after police found blood in his car. In the early hours of Thursday morning, June 1, a security guard found a partially burnt corpse on a road in Hsitun District in Taichung. Police forensics found the man’s throat had been cut, and both his hands had been cut off. The hands were missing. Police also found 6 dice around the body, and at first suspected the

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Murderous Mayor’s Sentence Reduced After 25 Million Payment

A Chiayi County township mayor who was sentenced to life imprisonment after paying a hitman to murder a police officer, has had his sentence reduced after paying a large sum of money to the victim’s family. In April 2016, Jhuci Township Mayor, Wang Kun-hong, was sentenced to life imprisonment along with the gunman surnamed Liu, after 47 year-old police officer and SWAT team member Lin Jin-zhong was ambushed and brutally murdered with three shotgun blasts outside his wife’s art supply

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Woman Decapitated in Kaohsiung

A 52 year-old mentally-ill woman was decapitated by her 54 year old brother on a busy street in Kaohsiung this morning. At around 9:30am, the woman surnamed Lin tried to leave the house. Her brother tried to prevent her leaving and an altercation ensued. United Daily News reported that witnesses said Ms Lin kneeled and begged for forgiveness as Mr Lin wielded the chopper. Ms Lin even kowtowed. But Mr Lin grabbed her by the hair and chopped her neck

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Man Sentenced to Death for Murder of Relatives

A Taoyuan man was sentenced to death today, February 13, for a multiple murder by arson committed Chinese New Year’s eve 2016. February 7, 2016, Weng Ren-xian (翁仁賢), 51, purchased 20 liters of gasoline and distributed it into various containers on the second floor of the house. He then waited for his older siblings to gather with their families in the first floor dining room before pouring gasoline around the house in Longtan, Taoyuan City. A total of 16 people

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Road Rage Murderer Sentenced to 11 Year Prison Term

[Picture: United Daily News] The driver of a car who chased a motorcyclist for 2 kilometers before running him off the road and killing him, was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison today, Thursday, January 5, 2017. At around 7:00am August 17, 2016, 40 year-old Wu Gou-xiang reversed his car, obstructing 43 year-old motorcyclist, Mr Huang. Mr Huang cursed the driver using the Taiwanese swear word “gan,” which is equated with the English word “f*&k.” Mr Wu flew into

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Murder by Chopstick

A 51 year old resident of Yao City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan was arrested Thursday after stabbing his father in the neck with a chopstick Wednesday night. Michikazu Ikeuchi, was trying to prevent his parents arguing when he lost his temper. He had a 30 centimeter chopstick used for cooking in his hand at the time. “He said in his anger he waved the chopstick in front of his father but before he knew it, it got stuck in him,” a

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Elderly Man Stabbed to Death on Tiger Mountain: 18 Year-Old Man Arrested

An 88 year-old man was found dead today after being reported missing by family when he failed to return home after a bike ride in the Four Beast Mountain area of Taipei City the previous day. A forensic examination found he had been stabbed more than 20 times in a vicious knife attack. The body of Mr Lee was found shirtless in an abandoned pavilion on Tiger Mountain. Police arrested an 18 year-old man this evening, Monday, June 13, in

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Township Mayor Indicted in Murder of Police Officer

The mayor of a small town in Taiwan’s Chiayi County has been indicted as the prime suspect in a murder investigation after a search was made in 10 locations in the township, including the mayor’s home and his office. The Mayor of Jhuqi (Jhuci) Township, Wang Kun-hong, along with a cousin, was subpoenaed to appear in court today March 12, 2016. The mayor and his cousin have been named as a suspects in the case, and five other family members,

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Killer Surrenders to Police

A man wanted for a murder in Taoyuan turned himself in to police in Ilan County yesterday. The victim, who operated a money lending business, lived in Taoyuan’s Guishan district. After having lunch with his family July 24, he went out alone, but failed to return for the evening meal. The family reported him missing and police accessed his phone records to trace his route.  Accessing surveillance cameras, they saw the victim, Mr. Zhou, walking with a Mr. Yang and entering

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Ax Murder in Nantou

A deaf-mute man has died in hospital after being attacked by another deaf-mute man in Nantou County. On July 20, the suspect, Mr. Xiao, got angry about his former co-worker, talking behind his back and mocking him for having a criminal record. Mr. Xiao grabbed a set of knuckdusters and went out and bought an ax. He proceeded to Mr. Chen’s workplace and confronted the victim in front of startled staff and clients. Mr. Xiao, wearing the knuckdusters, knocked down

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