The copycat effect, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
The college dropout from Soochow University, Lee admired his older schoolmate, Hong, was displeased at how she intentionally distanced herself from him, last year in May, he’d taken a knife to the Hong’s household, didn’t see the woman, instead, he’d stabbed her father to death, the District Court of Hsinchu gave him twenty years in prison yesterday, and, Lee was told of the news of his sentence through the internet, showed NO signs of remorse or any other emotions.
At the start of his trial, Lee said, that back then, the case where Jie Cheng went on a random shooting spree on the MRT, which he took, to be inspiring; after he’d murdered others, he wanted to commit suicide, but, wasn’t at all, satisfied, with his decisions because he hadn’t done enough damages yet. The mental hospital in Taoyuan evaluated Lee that at the time of the murder, he was, not yet of mental problems, but he did have the diagnoses of depression, bipolar, and has a lowered impulse and emotional control.
During the time of the trial, the families of the victim showed up in court, but didn’t say anything, both parties had not agreed on the settlement in the civil suit. Lee said, that right now, he couldn’t possibly get the moment, that after he’d served his sentence in full, then, he will be willing, to work, and make the amends to the family. The reporters went to Hong’s house, the neighbors told, that Hong’s wife and her family went to the southern tip of the island, that they didn’t know how the family felt about the rulings.
The verdict stated, that the 22-year-old Lee rented his resident, where he’d met up with the older female schoolmate, Hong, and felt infatuated over her. Two years ago in October, Hong went to Macau to work, and they’d become distant, Lee was displeased with this. Last year in the afternoon of May 15, Lee went to Hong’s house, where Hong’s mother told him, that her daughter went to Macau.
On the same month, on the 21st, Jie Cheng started hacking people at random on the MRT, on the 23rd, Lee LINED the message of “we’re nearing the end of our roads, they are all gonna die” “I’m just totally pissed that you ran off to Macau, I swear I will NEVER let you go”, “I will make sure, that you never smile or laugh again!” to Hong.
On that same afternoon, Lee took a fruit and a steak knife, rode his motorcycle from Taichung to Hsinchu. The very next day, he’d gone to the Hong’s to find Hong, but, she wasn’t there, he’d gotten into a confrontation with Hong’s father, he’d stabbed Hong’s father in the chest with the knife he had on him, through his heart, Hong lost too much blood and died.
After Lee committed the murder, he’d fled the scene, and flagged down someone on the roads, to lift him to the police station, he saw a patrol car, told the police that he’d murdered someone, and was immediately, arrested. The Collective Courts believed that Lee turned himself in, and gave him a reduced sentence.
So, this, is still because of how the man wasn’t willing to let the woman go, and, because of her, distancing from him slowly from before, all of that accumulated, and, he’d cracked too.