By Sharon Kwok.
Image via Kanka News.
Two men have been arrested in Zhuzhou, Hunan province for murdering Liu Ying (pseudonym), a woman who has been missing since mid-November. Her body was dismembered and cooked for three days before being dumped in several different locations.
According to media reports, one of the suspects, surnamed Li, previously served a 15-year prison term for theft, beginning in 1994. The other suspect, surnamed Liu, reportedly has a history of drug addiction. Both of them are unemployed and allegedly plotted their victim’s murder for a number of weeks.
The last person Liu Ying contacted before she disappeared was Li, who played Mahjong with her on a regular basis. On the day she was murdered, while they were playing Mahjong as usual, Li tried to persuade her into buying a second-hand house owned by Liu. She agreed to go inspect the house with Li. As soon as they arrived, Li and Liu robbed her of her jewellery and cash which disappointingly were worth less than 20,000 yuan. They then murdered her and dismembered her body with a knife and a hammer. In order to conceal evidence, they cooked her body parts for three days before dumping them in various locations.
Earlier this year, a Chinese man living in Canada was killed and dismembered by a male escort and occasional porn star who then sent his victim’s body parts to various Canadian political parties.
If convicted, Li and Liu will likely face the death penalty.