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Shi Yuejun
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Background information
Born March 5, 1971
Liuhe County, China
Died

December 20, 2006(2006-12-20) (aged 35)
Tonghua, Jilin Province, China

Cause of death Execution
Penalty Sentenced to death
Attack information
Date September 24–29, 2006
Location(s) Liuhe County and Tonghua County, China
Killed 12
Injured 5
Weapon(s) Knife

Shi Yuejun (Chinese: 石悦军) (March 5, 1971 - December 20, 2006), was a Chinese mass murderer and spree killer known as the "Jilin butcher", who murdered 12 people and wounded five others in Liuhe County and Tonghua County, Jilin Province between September 24 and September 29, 2006. He was sentenced to death on November 25 the same year and executed about a month later.

LifeEdit

Shi was born in Liuhe County, China on March 5, 1971. He was a resident of Tonggou village (通沟村) in Liunan Township and worked as a butcher.[1] His wife described him as an introverted person, who was unwilling to interact with other people, and was prone to brooding after conflicts with others.

Two months prior to the murders he visited a psychiatrist in Tonghua, which improved his mood, and he and his wife afterwards made trips to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou.[2]

MurdersEdit

In the morning of September 24, 2006 Shi drove to Ermi in Tonghua County where he killed Li Zhenjun in his home, as well as Wang Yuliang, a health inspector who had once punished him. He also killed Wang's wife and parents, and wounded Wang Yuhong, one of his relatives, with a stab in the abdomen, when he tried to intervene and attacked Shi with a shovel. Shi then drove to Liunan Township in Liuhe County where he killed shop owner Liu Guohua, who had refused to sell his meat and also wounded the latter's wife, as well as a man named Wang Gangyin (王刚因), who had paid him low wages. He then proceeded to Sanyuanpu where he killed shop owner and slaughterhouse supervisor Yu Hongyong, who had also punished him, wounded Yu's wife, and then fled.

Shi was soon identified by police as the culprit, roadblocks were set up in the area and a reward of 100,000 Yuan was offered by Tonghua police for clues about the murderer's whereabout. On September 27 Shi murdered Sun Honglian and his wife, who were living secluded on a mountain near Tonggou and escaped again, while 2000 police officers rushed to the crime scene. On September 28 the Ministry of Public Security issued a Class-A warrant and offered a reward of 50,000 yuan for information that would lead to his arrest.[1]

Being hunted by 2000 police officers and 12,000 other people, including milita, armed police and local residents, Shi killed three villagers, and wounded another in Lujiabao (吕家堡村) near Liunan Township in the morning of September 29 and was eventually captured around noon the same day in a cornfield nearby. He was then brought to Changchun where he confessed to the murders.[2][3][4]

Shi, who was said to have had psychological problems,[5] described his motive as "revenge for the humiliations that he suffered by the society".[6]

VictimsEdit

  • Li Zhenjun (李振军)
  • Liu Guohua (刘国华)
  • Sun Honglian (孙洪连), 45
  • Sun Honglian's wife
  • Wang Yuliang (王玉良)
  • Wang Yuliang's wife
  • Wang Yuliang's father
  • Wang Yuliang's mother
  • Yu Hongyong (于宏勇)
  • Three other people

Trial and executionEdit

After pleading guilty Shi was convicted of intentional homicide and sentenced to death on November 25, 2006.[7][8][9] He was executed at Tonghua on December 20, 2006.[6]

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