BBC- A Chinese man has confessed to killing his parents in an argument over money and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, state media reported.
The youngest victim of the murderous rampage in a remote village in southwest China was three, the oldest 72. They were members of six families.
Suspect Yang Qingpei, aged in his 20s, went to his home village on Wednesday.
He was arrested in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, on Thursday.
You know what, if we are looking at this from a homicidal maniac's point of view then I do see the logic. Murdering your family is wrong, but that doesn't mean there's not a right way to go about getting away it. I mean, if just this kid's parents turned up dead? It would have been a matter of minutes before he was a prime suspect. However, half the neighborhood gets slaughtered and law enforcement has no idea where to start pointing fingers. I guess my biggest problem with this story is that I have a hard time believing this dude killed 17 people - ranging from ages 3-72 - as a cover-up. I believe he killed maybe 5-6 people as a cover-up, but those last 11-12 were for the love of the game. There's just no other reason to arrive at that amount when trying to calculate the number of casualties you think you need to throw the cops off the scent of the first two.
You know when you just want to have a couple handfuls of chips and the next thing you know the entire bag is finished? Same concept here. Dude just got so caught up in how good killing people felt that he completely abandoned the original game plan. Finally decided to take a breather and there was like ten more corpses then he had intended. From what I hear Asian parents are pretty damn strict so I can see why he wanted them gone, but collecting 17 dead bodies to cover your tracks? That's the work of a mass murderer with no self control, and mass murderers with no self control are more worried about their next victim than properly cleaning up after the last one. I would imagine that's he reason he got caught, because - in theory - his plan was flawless.