CIVIL CASE:Family members who sued Cheng Chieh, perpetrator of last year’s Taipei MRT attack, have been granted compensation but are unlikely to see any money
Date: Aug 08, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The New Taipei City District Court yesterday ordered Cheng Chieh (鄭捷), who attacked
passengers on Taipei’s MRT last year, to pay NT$29.81 million (US$938,307) in compensation to the victims of his attack. However, they are not likely not receive any money, because Cheng has no assets registered in his name.
In the court statement, the judge wrote that Cheng has yet to apologize to his victims and their families, and has shown no remorse for his actions.
The judge ruled Cheng must pay compensation to 10 people who filed a civil action against him. Yesterday’s ruling can be appealed.
Cheng, then a student at Taichung’s Tunghai University, attacked passengers on the metro rail on May 21 last year on the Bannan Line between Longshan Temple Station and Jiangzicui Station.
He killed Hsieh Ching-yun (解青雲), Chang Cheng-han (張正翰), Lee Tsui-yun (李翠雲) and Pan Pi-chu (潘碧珠) and injured 23 others. [FULL STORY]