China's 'Jack the Ripper' sentenced to death

A serial killer was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 11 women in Gansu and neighboring Inner Mongolia between 1988 and 2002, a court announced on Friday.

A serial killer was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 11 women in Gansu and neighboring Inner Mongolia between 1988 and 2002, a court announced on Friday.

Gao Chengyong, 54, was found guilty of murder, rape, robbery and disrespecting a corpse, the Intermediate People’s Court in Baiyin City in Gansu Province said, CCTV reported.

Gao followed his victims home before raping and killing them, sometimes cutting their throats and mutilating their bodies. The youngest victim was just 8 years old.

Gao said during trial that he doesn't plan to appeal the death sentence.

He was captured at the grocery shop he runs with his wife in Baiyin in August 2016, nearly three decades after the first murder.

Gao was dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the way he mutilated several of his victims.


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