A Chinese farmer who killed six villagers and injured several others in 2007 was executed Wednesday by a court in northeast China's Jilin Province.
Liu Liliang, 40, a farmer of Nong'an County, Jilin, stabbed Yao Wenda on Sept. 11, 2007. The two had been drinking when they began to quarrel in a restaurant in Helong Township of Nong'an.
Liu subsequently killed six people in Sunwobu Village and injured several others. He had long intended to kill these people over financial disputes.
The farmer was detained by police four days after the killing. In April last year, the Intermediate People's Court of Changchun City, capital of Jilin, convicted Liu of murder crime and sentenced him to death.
Liu did not appeal. The court carried out the execution with the approval from the Supreme People's Court.
(Xinhua News Agency February 11, 2009)