Extremely violent acts are on the uptick. And it’s even more horrific when these gruesome attacks happen to children.
People throughout Taiwan are horrified after a man approached a 4-year-old girl and beheaded her with a cleaver. The girl’s mother was just behind her but wasn’t able to stop the attack. The mom thought the killer was helping her daughter get her bike up the hill. Then she saw him hitting her throat with the cleaver.
The mother could only scream in horror as she witnessed her daughter’s murder. Others pinned the killer down so he couldn’t escape.
Wang Jingyu was taken into custody. Mobs of people gathered at the police station with baseball bats in hopes of getting vigilante justice on the child executioner. Police found a notebook at Jingyu’s home that read, “Killing Sichuan girls can extend the bloodline.”
Violent crime is rare on Taiwan, so this horrendous murder has really shocked the people there. In response to this, a legislator is calling for either death or life imprisonment for anyone who kills a child under 12 years of age.
Sadly, this shocking attack isn’t the only one of its kind. With ISIS pushing out beheading videos, it seems to be emboldening other people to do the same. Maybe these people are copycatting because they are radical Islamists or maybe they are crazy. Whatever the reason, it is alarming to hear of these attacks on anyone, let alone children.
Just last month, a Russian woman was carrying around the head of a child she beheaded while shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” The woman was a nanny for the child. The woman said Allah asked her to kill the child in this shocking way.
Why do you think we keep seeing these crimes? If you were the judge, what sentence would you impose in these killings?