Taiwan subway attacker pleads guilty, may face death penalty
Published on Aug 13, 2014 9:44 PM
TAIPEI (AFP) - A student who went on a deadly subway stabbing spree that shocked Taiwan appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded guilty, but relatives of victims said he seemed to feel no remorse.
Cheng Chieh is charged with four counts of murder and 22 counts of attempted murder over the attack on May 21, the first of its kind on the city's subway system since it began operating in 1996.
The 21-year-old pleaded guilty when he appeared for the first time, handcuffed and tightly-guarded, at a district court outside Taipei.
"But he did not show any regret all all... he looked arrogant throughout," the son of a woman victim told reporters.
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