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Man pleads guilty to killing fellow Va. Tech student

From the Associated Press: A former Virginia Tech student accused of decapitating another student at a campus eatery has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Haiyang Zhu pleaded guilty Monday morning and now faces up to life in prison.

Haiyang Zhu. (AP Photo)

Zhu was charged with killing Xin Yang as the pair had coffee together in January.

Zhu did not say why he killed the woman during the hearing Monday.

Commonwealth's attorney Brad Finch says the killing occurred after the woman rejected Zhu's romantic overtures.

Zhu is expected to be sentenced on April 19.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 21, 2009; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Virginia  
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Big boys gonna have him grabbin his ankles in the big house, oh so sory!

Posted by: devilsadvoc8 | December 21, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes, prison rape is so funny.

More males than females are raped in America, and we joke about it.

A civilized society might sentence criminals to prison, but never to sexual torture. But in America, even prosecutors laugh and banter about a convict becoming "a bad man's girlfriend."

We are barbarians.

Posted by: web_user | December 21, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Does the Va Tech application have a block for "psycho: yes or no"? If not it should.

Posted by: nuke41 | December 21, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

They need to seriously re-evaluate allowing these people into the US. They do not operate the same as we do no different that we wouldn't fit in their. One life gone another over. SAD. I agree with web_user. The department of corrections needs to be sued and all those that work for them replaced. We make bigger badder and meaner criminals that eventually GET OUT. So anyone that doesn't see a problem with this is an id10t and when one of these people uses someone from their family as a pen1s puppet they will be the first one's advocating change. Speak up now or pay the price later. Any prisoner caught raping another should be castrated immediately. Second offense equals death. If you cannot control them in prison then do you think you can control them outside of prison?????

Posted by: askgees | December 21, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Askgees - So we need to reevaluate letting foreign students into our universities because they "do not operate the same as we do" and don't fit in. And then in the next breath you say we need immediate castration and then execution for crimes committed in prison. Hell, you and I do not operate the same.

Web_user - Thank you for your comment. It is so sickening the way sexual assault is prison is considered a hilarious joke.

Posted by: laney619 | December 21, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Askgees, please refrain from ignorant remarks such as "..these people.." and "..they do not operate the same as we..". No society/culture adheres to murder as a norm. We in America have our own individuals/events of infamy (Bundy, Columbine shooting..etc).

That aside, the individual Zhu has some major psychological issues. Perhaps there is something in the water up at Virginia Tech.

Posted by: macinyourface | December 21, 2009 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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