NTU graduate detained for killing girlfriend - Focus Taiwan

NTU graduate detained for killing girlfriend

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The Taipei District Court ruled late Tuesday that a National Taiwan University (NTU) graduate who allegedly killed his girlfriend on Monday be detained and held incommunicado.

The court gave the order out of concern that the 29-year-old Chang Yen-wen was a flight risk.

Chang allegedly stabbed Lin Pei-chen more than 40 times to death outside her Taipei residence after she insisted that they break up.

Chang then turned the knife on himself, sustaining minor injuries by hitting himself with the knife's handle.

According to police, the 29-year-old admitted to committing the crime and expressed remorse and willingness to face the legal consequences.

Surveillance footage and the knife have been seized as evidence, and Chang's cell phone and computer are also being scrutinized by prosecutors.

Forensic examiners said Lin's neck was almost severed from the rest of her body.

(By P.C. Tsai and Flor Wang)enditem/ls

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