China Arrests Yunnan Serial Killer Tagged for Brutal Murders of 11

from China has announced over the weekend the arrest of a murder suspect, who local media reports have tagged as responsible for the brutal killings of at least 11 individuals, most of them young men residing in and around Yunnan, a province located southwest of the country. The Associated Press (AP) attributed on Sunday the official news release to the nation’s Ministry of Public Security but more grisly details have been provided by newspapers being published in Hong Kong and other Chinese regions. The story was also carried by online news sites seen in China and around the world, providing horrific information on the alleged crimes committed by the suspect, who was identified by Xinhua, China’s official news agency, as 56-year-old Zhang Yoming. Local reports picked up by Agence France Presse (AFP) painted Mr Zhang as an unrepentant serial killer, who was previously convicted of murder but regained his freedom in 1997.

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