A man in Taiwan who was charged yesterday with stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death and sexually assaulting her corpse may now face the death penalty.
The 29-year-old suspect, Chang Yen-wen, is accused of slashing the woman at least 47 times on a street in Taipei on September 22 after she refused to get back together with him, AFP reports. He’s also been indicted on the charge of “desecrating a corpse,” as reports say he began sexually assaulting her dead body after she collapsed at the scene.
The victim was a 22-year-old kindergarten teacher, and Chang an employee at a global accounting firm and graduate from a top Taiwanese university.
Prosecutors argue that the crime was premeditated, as he bought the knife a week before the deadly attack, and are seeking the death penalty for the man.