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China executes man who stabbed nine children to death

By AFP

Added 27th September 2018 09:58 AM

Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death in July for the massacre -- reportedly motivated by a grudge against the school in northern Shaanxi province, which he had attended as a child.

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Police officers work at the scene where two boys were killed outside an elementary school in Shanghai on June 28, 2018. A man stabbed two boys to death outside a Shanghai elementary school on June 28, police said, the latest in a series of similar attacks in China in recent years.Photo: AFP

Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death in July for the massacre -- reportedly motivated by a grudge against the school in northern Shaanxi province, which he had attended as a child.

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A man whose brutal knife attack left nine schoolchildren dead and injured 12 others was executed in China on Thursday.

Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death in July for the massacre -- reportedly motivated by a grudge against the school in northern Shaanxi province, which he had attended as a child.

The defendant "intentionally deprived others of their lives," the court that handed down the decision said in a statement on its official social media account.

"Because his work and life were not going well, Zhao Zewei held a grudge in his heart and took it out on innocents," it said.

The April attack on the Number Three Middle School came as children were heading home from class.

At the time, Zhao told police he had been "bullied" when he attended the school as a child, "hated" his classmates and decided to use a "dagger" to exact revenge.

Knife attacks are not uncommon in China.

Incidents have targeted schoolchildren in the past, forcing authorities to increase security around schools.

In January 2017, a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in the southern Guangxi Zhuang region.

The previous February, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children on the southern island of Hainan, before committing suicide.

The man had entered the school in the afternoon, claiming that he was there to pick up his son.

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