BEIJING – Thirty years after Gao Chengyong raped eleven women raped in northwest China, a court sentenced him on Friday for an investigation involving 230,000 fingerprints.
The verdict from a court in Baiyin, a small town in Gansu Province, was not unexpected in China, as it executes more prisoners than anyone else. But the verdict against Mr. Gao, a farmer, migrant worker and shopkeeper, has been widely reported and applauded in China, where the killings attracted intense attention.
"The motives for the accused Gao Chengyong's crimes were utterly despicable" The means were absolutely vicious, the nature of the crimes extremely vile, "the court said, according to China News Service, an official agency.
The court found that Mr. Gao had killed 11 women he usually followed them home, he assassinated everyone except Baiyin, another woman was killed in Baotou, a city in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China, and in many cases molested the women and Apart from murder, he was also found guilty of rape and the desecration of corpses and was brought to trial last July.
When Mr. Gao was arrested in 2016, the last murder had taken place 14 years earlier, and the police needed advanced forensic technology and a chance to connect with the crime.
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