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Scholar calls for capital punishment for child-killers

Scholar calls for capital punishment for child-killers

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) People who kill children should be given capital punishment to deter others, a former Central Police University professor said Saturday. Yeh Yu-lan (???) said the world has no tolerance for child- killers and those who harm children should be given the harshest punishment. Yeh's remarks came in the wake of the shocking case of a second-grader who died Saturday after sustaining a 10-cm wound to her throat from a random attacker who intruded onto her school campus in the Beitou district of Taipei the previous day. The suspect, Kung Chung-an (???), 29, claimed that he did it because he was under a lot of pressure and was having hallucinations. Yeh described Kung as a "soul alienated from society," saying that if he had had good exchanges with his family and friends, he would not have committed the crime. She said that the suspect is a loser who is unable to solve the anger within him. The outspoken scholar also said the media's extensive reporting of the crime could easily result in a copycat effect. On calls for the death penalty for Kung, the Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty (????) said that it would not comment on an isolated case. (By Liu Shih-yi and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-26 21:56 GMT+08:00