Court upholds death sentence for knifeman in Taipei metro attack

04/22/2016 10:41 AM
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(CNA file photo)
(CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence imposed by a lower court on Cheng Chieh (鄭捷), who killed four people and injured 22 others in a random knife attack on a Taipei Metro train in May 2014.

Cheng, a college student at the time of the attack, was sentenced to death by a district court in Taipei in March 2015.

Under Taiwan law, cases in which the death sentence has been imposed must go all the way to the Supreme Court.

(By Paige Tsai and Jay Chen)


Update:Supreme Court explains decision to uphold death sentence for metro attacker

[CNA photo May 21, 2014]

Related:●April 21, 2016: Nearly 9 out of 10 in Taiwan want to keep death penalty: poll●Jan. 7, 2016: Court awards NT$60 million to victims of Taipei Metro attack●Oct. 30, 2015: High court upholds death sentence against Taipei Metro attacker●May 21, 2014: 4 dead, 21 injured in stabbing on Taipei metro

Also:●Taipei Metro at 20, now and then[A black-and-white message mourning victims of the attack is shown across the metro system. CNA photo May 27, 2014]

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