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Taiwanese man stabbed ex-lover 47 times, sexually assaulted her corpse

A Taiwanese man faces the death penalty after he was indicted on Thursday (Nov 20), for fatally stabbing his ex- girlfriend.

He also sexually assaulted her corpse in a “ brutal and inhumane” public attack, prosecutors said.

Chang Yen-wen, 29, who was charged with murder, knifed the woman at least 47 times in a frenzied attack in a street in Taipei on Sept 22.

The attack came after she spurned his attempts to rekindle their romance, the district prosecutor’s office confirmed.

Chang, who worked for a global accounting firm and is a graduate of the island’s top university, was also indicted on the charge of “desecrating a corpse” after allegedly sexually assaulting the 22-year-old kindergarten teacher.

Horrified passers-by alerted the police to the attack.

Premeditated

Prosecutors said they sought capital punishment for Chang as they said the crime was premeditated.

They said he had bought a knife a week before the “brutal and inhumane” attack.

Violent crimes are relatively rare in Taiwan, but in recent months there have been a number of attacks that have left the public shocked.

Last week (Nov 13), 60 people were indicted on murder and assault charges for beating a policeman to death outside a nightclub.

In July, prosecutors indicted and sought the death penalty for a 21-year-old college student accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree in the subway.

Source: AFP

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