A former Virginia Tech grad student, Haiyang Zhu, pleaded guilty today to decapitating a follow student, Xin Yang. Prosecutors described the case as heartbreak gone bad, with Zhu falling in love with Yang. However, she denied his advances. Authorities said that on the morning of Jan 21, Zhu bought three knives and a claw hammer, while frantically calling Yang. He arrived at the cafe where she worked, where the two struggled. When Yang fell to the floor, Zhu cut off her head with an 8...Read Full Story
Just days after arriving at Virginia Tech to work on her graduate studies, 22-year-old Chinese student Xin Yang was decapitated with a kitchen knife as she sat in a public cafe.Somewhere around 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Yang was allegedly murdered by Haiyang Zhu, a man whose motivations are still unclear. Witnesses report that Yang and Zhu were not arguing before Zhu plunged his knife into the young student as they sat together at the Au Bon Pain cafe on the Virginia Tech campus. Authorities...Read Full Story
Haiyang Zhu, (born 1983) is a Chinese graduate student at Virginia Tech suspected of murdering fellow student Xin Yang, 22, with a kitchen knife. Find more Haiyang Zhu news and information here.