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Yang Qingpei (born 1989 [1]) is a Chinese man accused of the mass murder of 19 people. He confessed to killing his parents in an argument over money and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime on September 29, 2016, 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 28, went to his home village of Yema on Wednesday. He was arrested in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, on Thursday. The Xinhua state news agency report did not say how the villagers were killed. The crime took place in Qujing, Yunnan Province.[2] On July 28, 2017, Yang was sentenced to death.[3]

Yema stabbings
LocationYema, Qujing, Yunnan Province, China
DateSeptember 29, 2016
Attack type
Mass murder
WeaponsKnife
Deaths19
Non-fatal injuries
0
Suspected perpetrator
Yang Qingpei

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  1. ^ "Yang Qingpei in China kills parents and 17 neighbours in Yunnan Province". news.com.au.
  2. ^ "Man 'kills 17 to hide parents' murder'". 30 September 2016 – via www.bbc.com.
  3. ^ "Man who killed parents and then 17 neighbours to cover it up given death penalty in China".

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