Love became murder here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
A medical student, Huang, from Kaohsiung Medical School, was suspected of getting jealous of his girlfriend, after he’d strangled his classmate, Liu to death, he’d toasted his corpse, then, set up the scene to look like an accident, back then, Huang suffered from smoke inhalation, the police called him in as a witness, but because the police realized, that Liu’s body was torched after he’d died, they’d called Huang back in, and, Huang was afraid of getting charged, he’d texted an apology to Liu’s families, then, committed suicide by burning charcoal.
Both Men Were from Families of Doctors, Both Lived in Mansions
The police investigated, that the third-year medical student, Huang (age 27), and Liu, the victim who was four years younger, were both from medical families, both their parents had high hopes for them, they’d bought mansions for their sons in Kaohsiung, so they could focus on their studies.
The police investigated and found, that Liu lived in a Baroque-style high-end apartment in Sanming District, on the early morning of April 28th, the super of the building found the fire alarm going off, he’d immediately called the fire department, and sent someone up to his floor to check on him.
And because there are passcodes for each and every home of the building, the super called Liu’s father to get the passcode, then, brought in the fire extinguisher, saw that the smoke was from the kitchen, shortly thereafter, the police and firefighters finally arrived, and the fire was already put out.
After the Confrontation, He’d Strangled the Man, Torched Up His Body, to Make it Look Like an Accident
The super told the police and fire department that back then, the two stoves were still smoking, and Liu was found, with his upper torso torched to black underneath the kitchen sink, and Huang lay still in the living room, on the couch.
Huang suffered from mild smoke inhalation, as he was lifted to the hospital, he’d lied to the police on how he and Liu were drinking and chatting, that he’d fallen asleep, but the investigators found, that the area of burns on Liu’s body wasn’t enough to kill him, suspected that the cause of death wasn’t so simple, set up an autopsy yesterday, and called Huang in in the mornings.
Because Huang failed to show up, the police rushed to the mansion close to the Art Museum in Kaohsiung to find him, they rang the doorbell, nobody answered, they felt something was off, had a lock smith to open up the door, as they’d entered into the property, they’d found Huang dead, by burning charcoal, with two suicide notes.
The police found, that Huang had disclosed to a classmate on how he’d confronted Liu for the sake of his girlfriend, he’d added medication in his drink, after Liu was out, he’d lost control, and murdered him, he’d already found a lawyer, was ready, to turn himself into the police. The D.A. reexamined the body, found that Liu’s neck, and hyoid bones were broken, and there were traces of impact on the back of his head, believed, that “he was torched up after he was killed”.
Liu, who was murdered by his classmate, Huang, the coroners found there were torch markings on his stomach, suspected, that after Huang strangled Liu, he’d moved his body to the gas stove, “roasted” him, then, set the scene up like it was a gas explosion, they’d already taken the residues close by the stoves to trace.
The police said, that before Huang started burning charcoal, he’d sent an apology to Liu’s father, and, Liu’s father told the investigators, “had I know he would commit suicide, I would’ve done everything to stop him.”, and because the text was sent at one yesterday morning, Liu’s father didn’t check his cell until he got up this morning, and it was already, too late. Huang’s father was in deep grief over his son’s death, wouldn’t describe what he saw to the press.
The investigative officers found, that last month on the 27th, Huang went to confront Liu at his place, and that he’d premeditated the murder, was suspected of adding sleeping pills to the victim’s drink, and, after they’d had a bit to drink, they got into an altercation, and, Liu had, passed out, and, Huang took advantage of the time when Liu was passed out, strangled him to death, then, roasted his corpse on the stove afterwards.
The police also stated, that based off of the time, as Huang was roasting the body, he’d used Liu’s cell phone, texted his girlfriend, “I’d accidentally set a fire while I was making instant noodles”.
Afterwards, the police investigators found, that the cause of death wasn’t so clear cut, asked Huang to come to the police station for further questioning, Huang realized, that he couldn’t escape punishment, told his classmate he’d found himself a lawyer, and was ready to turn himself in, and admitted to drugging, and strangling his classmate to death through his lawyer.
Based off of understanding, Huang and Liu were both into a second-year female student, the two of them started pursuing her together, but because Liu shared similar experiences with her, in the end, the female student chose to start dating Liu, this caused Huang to feel upset, thus, the seed of murder got planted.
Liu’s girlfriend was notified by the police, two days ago, she’d helped with the investigations, back then, she’d told the police, “I couldn’t speculate on Liu’s death”, told the police, that Huang and Liu had pursued her together, but she’d chosen Liu in the end. Based off of her words, Huang and Liu got along well and interacted nicely, never got into altercation, and hadn’t heard that Liu had any bad business with anybody.
Both Huang and Liu’s fathers are doctors, Huang is from Kaohsiung, Liu, Pingdong, both were from well-to-do families. Huang’s parents bought a two-bedroom apartment for him, and the price of the areas around where he lived was three to four hundred thousand dollars per twenty-five square feet.
Liu’s father, for his son who got into Kaohsiung Medical School, bout the house in the high end locations, and five years ago, it cost $200,000N.T. per twenty-five square feet. Liu’s family back home in Pingdong said, that he was loved by his grandfather since he was little, and the family still couldn’t tell the elder about the grandson’s death.
Scholars: Having High IQ Doesn’t Mean Having High EQ as Well
The medical student, Huang was suspected of getting trapped into a love triangle, after murdering his classmate, Liu, torched up his body, then, attempted suicide; last year the graduate from N.T.U, Wen-Yen Chang also committed murder on his ex-girlfriend, Lin on the streets last year too. All of these well-educated kids, how could they possibly commit such awful crimes? The dean from the criminology department of Chungchen University, Hsu pointed out, “Having a high I.Q. doesn’t necessarily mean that the E.Q. of the person is high as well.”
Hsu said, that from before the schools would round up all the “bad students” who were studious together in a class, believing, that they had better control over the high-risk students, but in recent years, one can see the trend of the crimes committed, were done by intelligent, studious students with bright futures, of these, murders because of love took up the majority.
Hsu said, that the culture in Taiwan still worships degree, and most are still believers of “Good grades is everything”, and ignored the importance of having better interpersonal skills; and those who couldn’t handle it, are more than likely, to do awful things when they met a difficulty in their lives.
So here, making the grades is NO longer a big deal, having the ability to problem-solve, ability to withstand the trials from one’s own life, that, is the key to success, like these examples of men who’d murdered because of love, that just shows you, that we may need to, SHIFT the focuses of education of the younger generations here…
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