China has executed Zheng Minsheng, a former community doctor who stabbed eight schoolchildren to death last month.
He was executed by firing squad in Nanping after China’s top court rejected his appeal against the death sentence handed down on April the eighth.
On March the 23rd Zheng apparently became depressed after splitting up with his girlfriend, and in what has been described as a fit of rage took a dagger into a primary school in Nanping. There he killed his eight victims and injured another five children before being overpowered by onlookers and arrested by police. The crime shocked the entire nation.