Man executed for the murders of 67 over 4 years

February 14, 2004 Luohe, Henan, China Serial killer Yang Xinhai (杨新海) is executed Over a 4-year span Yang killed 67 people, sometimes slaying entire families at once. Yang’s weapons of choice were primarily hammers and meat cleavers, and he noted he used a new hammer during each attack. The spree stretched over four provinces which…

Man kills 7 children, 2 adults, self after property dispute

May 12, 2010 Hanzhong, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China Wu Huanming (48) kills 9 and injured 12 at a kindergarten following a property dispute Wu was the owner of a two-story building which was partially rented to Wu Hongying (50, no relation to Wu Huanming) who ran a private kindergarten. Wu Hongying’s lease expired in…

Man sets fire to kindergarten class, killing 12 and wounding 5

May 8, 2006 Gongyi, Henan, People’s Republic of China Bai Ningyang (19, pictured) sets fire to a kindergarten classroom, killing 12 and wounding 5 Two days before the murders, Bai and at least one other villager got into a disagreement over “trivial matters” involving a villager stopping Bai from using a newly paved road. Later…