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Man indicted for Taiwan's first subway murders

2014/07/21 10:18:54

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) A college student was indicted Monday for allegedly stabbing four passengers to death and injuring more than 20 others on a subway train in the first such incident in Taipei Metro's 18-year history, according to the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office.

Cheng Chieh, 21, was charged with four counts of murder and 22 counts of attempted murder, following the random attack on a moving train just before the evening rush hour on May 21.

In the indictment, the prosecutors asked the court to give Cheng the death penalty for the crime.

(By Wang Hung-kuo and Jay Chen; click here for the updated story)