Famous Chinese Writer Arrested for Four Murders
“The Beautiful Writer who Killed” was the planned title for Liu Yongbiao’s (53) next novel and the plot would follow a female author who committed a series of crimes without being caught. Now authorities are seeing the premise as a sort of confession from Yongbiao, since he’s been arrested for something similar.
On November 29 1995, four people were killed in a guest house in Huzhou, China. Two men broke in the place to rob one of the guests and ended up beating him to death. After, they also murdered the couple that owned the house and their 13 year old grandson. Police were unable to identify the two killers, despite having a physical description of them, and the case went cold for over two decades.
Advances in DNA and fingerprint technology recently led investigators to Yongbiao and his alleged accomplice, a man named as Wang (64). Reports of Yongbiao’s arrest claim that he welcomed the police that came to arrest him saying “I’ve been waiting for you all this time”, and that he confessed in a video and also sent a letter to his wife saying that he could now be “free from the mental torment I’ve endured for so long.” If convicted, he faces the death penalty.