19-year-old medical student on trial for acid-murder of 80-year-old man

A student of Kaohsiung Medical University faced the first day of trial proceedings, yesterday, October 9, for the murder of an 80-year-old man who died in a park last year after being shocked with a stun gun, and doused with hydrofluoric acid. On the morning of July 7, 2018, the 18-year-old student named Lin, on summer vacation between graduating from high school and starting medical studies, went to a pavilion in a park at the Kaohsiung Cultural Center, to practice

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Man arrested for fatal stabbing at Kaohsiung City morning market

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

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Woman murders 75-year-old married boyfriend

A 65-year-old woman was charged with murder in Pingtung County yesterday, after the body of a 75-year-old man was found by a riverside in Gaoshu Township, June 4. Police received a report at around 4:00am June 4, after members of the public doing their early-morning exercise found a man laying on the riverside path with no signs of breathing or heartbeat. Investigators found the man dressed only in a shirt and underwear, with no documents, and no nearby vehicle despite

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Off-duty cop shot dead in Tainan City

An off-duty Criminal Investigation Bureau police officer was shot dead in a Tainan City karaoke bar in the early hours of the morning, after he ran into criminal with a long-standing grudge against him. Liu Sanrong (劉三榮), 45, went to the karaoke bar with two colleagues after finishing work yesterday evening. While Liu was enjoying drinks and singing with his friends, a man named Mei (梅) arrived with two friends. Knowing that Mei and Liu had grievances against each other,

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One dead, two injured after execution-style shooting in Taichung City restaurant

One man died after being shot multiple times, and two bystanders were injured, after two men stormed into a tea-house in Taichung City armed with a rifle and a pistol, and fired a total of 26 shots at the deceased. Shortly before noon, today, police received reports of a shooting at a tea-house on Zhongshan Road in Shalu District. Arriving at the scene, police were greeted by bullet casings scattered inside and outside the restaurant. Inside the restaurant lay a

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Iraqi son-in-law suspected of murder after elderly Taiwanese couple found dead in Taipei City

Updates: The suspect is now being named as Alihammad Jomaah in Taiwan’s Chinese language media reports. Jomaah is believed to have flown to Baghdad via Japan, and contacted his wife to inform her that their child is with him in Iraq. Police suspect an Iraqi national resident of Japan killed his elderly Taiwanese parents-in-law two days ago, and fled back to Japan with his one-year-old son, yesterday, April 30, after the couple were found dead in their Taipei City home

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Police search for father after two kids found dead in New Taipei City

Police are searching for a man after a 10-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were found dead in their beds in their father’s apartment in Taishan District, New Taipei City, yesterday. The children’s mother, 36-year-old Ms Yang, expected her ex-husband, Mr Wu, 40, to bring her daughter home at around 5:00pm, after having spent the weekend with her father and little brother. When the girl failed to come home, and Wu did not respond to phone calls, Ms Yang called

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Suspect arrested for home-invasion murder of elderly woman in Kaohsiung City

A suspect was arrested in Tainan City today, after an elderly woman was found dead in her home in Kaohsiung City Wednesday, April 17. At around 8:00am Wednesday, the son of the 78-year-old woman named Wei, paid his mother a visit as was his daily routine, only to find the glass on the front door broken, and his mothers lifeless body in her bedroom. Paramedics who responded to the son’s 119 call found that Ms Wei was already dead and

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Woman murdered and dismembered in Tainan City

The remains of a woman reported missing in January have been found, after her boyfriend confessed to killing her, dismembering her body, and dumping the remains in long grass in Tainan City. Ms Zhang (張), 42, was reported missing on January 24 after her son failed to make contact with her for several days. Police investigating the case located Zhang’s car, which was being used by her 30-year-old cohabiting boyfriend, Wu Maoteng (吳茂騰). The car showed signs of having been

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Woman in Changhua County Stabs ex-Husband and Teen Daughter to Death

A woman in Changhua County attacked her husband with a fruit knife, and stabbed her daughter when she came to her father’s defense in the early hours of the morning today, December 7. Both victims were declared dead after being rushed to hospital. Ms. Wu, 40, of Indonesian nationality, was divorced from her 41 year-old husband, but still lived with him and his parents in Puhsin Township. According to Ms Wu’s confession to police, Wu decided to murder her husband

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University Student Murdered on Campus: Cleaner Confesses

Police arrested a suspect this morning, after the body of a woman was found at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City last night, October 28. Schoolmates of Ms Chen, 24, had gone to a room on the 4th floor of the School of Social Sciences to discuss research papers at around 1:00pm. They found that Chen, second-year post-graduate student, had arrived before them and put her things in the room. However, Chen did not show up for the meeting.

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