A man in Taoyuan City killed his own mother last night, then decapitated the body and threw the head into the community courtyard from their 12th floor apartment.
The 33 year-old man named Liang, who has criminal records for drugs, intimidation and fraud offences, quarreled with his 67 year-old mother at around 7:00pm last night. High on amphetamines, Liang flew into a rage and stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife. Police said that their were dozens of knife wounds on the body.
Liang then cut off his mother’s head, walked to the master bedroom balcony, and tossed it into the courtyard of the gated community. Liang also tossed items of furniture and other objects from the balcony.
Police arrested Liang and subjected him to a urine test, which returned a positive reaction for amphetamines. A blood test came up negative for alcohol. Police said that it is likely that Liang, who is unemployed, had tried to get money from his mother to support his drug addiction.
Three knives were seized at evidence from the scene of the crime last night, including a machete, which was also thrown out of the apartment. A fourth knife was found 14 hours later in the courtyard of the community.
After Liang’s arrest, more than ten men, dressed in black, turned up at the police station. They said they had seen media reports, were angry, and wanted to know the man’s identity.
Police today said that Liang was covered with flesh and blood when arrested, and that he had shown no remorse. The mother’s body had been slashed and cut with several knives and it was impossible to estimate the number of knife wounds.
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