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Old 01-22-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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BLACKSBURG, Va. — A graduate student from China was decapitated with a kitchen knife in a campus cafe at Virginia Tech by another graduate student who knew her, police said Thursday.
Xin Yang, 22, was killed Wednesday night after arriving at the campus from Beijing on Jan. 8 to begin studying accounting, Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said.
Her accused attacker, 25-year-old Haiyang Zhu of Ningbo, China, knew the victim but no motive for the slaying has been determined, Flinchum said. School records showed that Haiyang was listed as one of Xin's emergency contacts.
Haiyang was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail. His attorney, Stephanie Cox, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


National News - Victim of Virginia Tech slaying was decapitated (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090122/Virginia.Tech.Slaying/ - broken link)
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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If i ever go to Virginia Tech, i'm going to stay the hell away from the asian people there.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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If i ever go to Virginia Tech, i'm going to stay the hell away from the asian people there.
I think you'd be better off simply applying to other schools. It doesn't sound like the most safe and secure campus in the US.

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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At least Virginia has the death penalty and uses it.....
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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At least Virginia has the death penalty and uses it.....
The killer and victim were both Chinese, I believe. China also has the death penalty. In fact, they use it on people for all sorts of crimes. Several people associated with the peanut contamination were just sentenced to death. None of that stopped this whacko from doing what he did.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The killer and victim were both Chinese, I believe. China also has the death penalty. In fact, they use it on people for all sorts of crimes. Several people associated with the peanut contamination were just sentenced to death. None of that stopped this whacko from doing what he did.
I truly don't care whether or not the death penalty deters anyone from committing cirmes. If they're stupid enough to murder someone, then they're probably too stupid to think about the consequences of their actions.....

All I care about is that it puts murderers to death for their crimes.....
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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How is one able to pull off a decapitation in a cafe w/other people around? Cutting off someone's head takes some work, it's not a swift process. Were these people sleeping, w/headphones on? Geez, gruesome.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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It is sad that VA Tech has had all this violence. As a VA resident i know that Tech is a school VA kids dream of going to. Blacksburg (where VT is located) is a quiet little town, they have to be beside themselves like I am.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I think you'd be better off simply applying to other schools. It doesn't sound like the most safe and secure campus in the US.
On a less serious note, it's probably very easy to get into that college right now.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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So have they passed a law banning the use of knives? Maybe they will start permitting them or issuing a three day waiting period and no buying of complete knife sets at knife shows.

I mean if banning knives saves the life of one child, isn't it worth it?
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