Chinese Teen Kills 8 After Fight With Girlfriend

Stabs 2 of her family members, 6 others to death
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:05 AM CDT
Chinese Teen Kills 8 After Fight With Girlfriend

A teenager killed eight people with a knife in northeast China last night and wounded five more after a falling out with his girlfriend. The 17-year-old killed two of her family members and six more people before fleeing, the state-run Legal Daily newspaper said today. It reported he was caught but did not describe the circumstances. Violent crimes are growing more common in China; a string of knife attacks against schoolchildren across the country in early 2010 killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. (More China stories.)

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