A man was arrested today, just 5 hours after a woman was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the Jinlong fruit and vegetable market in Kaohsiung City this morning, July 13.
A woman named Wang (王), 46, accompanied by her 20-year-old daughter, had just arrived at the market at around 8:10am, when her daughter’s boyfriend, a 21-year-old man named Han (韓), approached them and requested Wang’s daughter to leave with him.
Ms Wang refused to let her daughter leave, and Han pulled out a fruit knife.
Traffic monitor video footage showed Wang attempting to run away from the man before being stabbed in the left lower jaw and neck.
As Ms Wang collapsed, her daughter at first screamed and went down on her knees, then jumped onto the back of the knife-man’s motorcycle and left with him.
Stunned witnesses declared that it was “too cold blooded.” The daughter did not go to her mother’s aid, but escaped with the attacker.
Having been stabbed in a major artery, Wang lost vital signs at the scene before paramedics arrived, and was declared dead at the hospital at 9:12am.
At around 1:00pm, Han was arrested at his family’s home in Nanzi District. When Han’s parents opened the door to be informed that their son was a suspect in a homicide case, they were cooperative.
Han was accompanied by his girlfriend, who appeared to be unaware that her mother had died, despite blanket coverage in TV and Internet media.
According to the investigation so far, Han and Ms Wang’s daughter had been seeing each other for a couple of months, but Ms Wang was opposed to the relationship.
Ms Wang had described Han as “small and black,” causing Han to feel insulted.
United Daily News reported a male witness to the killing who suspected the killer was a Vietnamese migrant worker.
It turned out that Han was actually a native Taiwanese, and although of small stature, his skin is relatively fair.
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