By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Prosecutors on Monday sought death penalty against a suspect who randomly killed a four-year-old girl in Neihu District, Taipei City, on March 28.
The victim, nickednamed “Little Light Bulb,” and her mother were on their way to a Taipei Metro station to wait for the girl’s grandfather and afterwards to have lunch with other family members.
The suspect surnamed Wang, 33, holding a kitchen knife, came from behind the victim, who was riding a trolley bike, and violently and repeatedly chopped at the girl’s neck, causing her head to separate from her body.
As the suspect was transported to the Shi-Lin District Prosecutors Office for investigation, an angry crowd of about 50 people rushed up, broke through the police cordon, and beat Wang, causing his helmet to fly off his head. The crowd didn’t disperse until 1 a.m. [FULL STORY]