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Posted: 5/12/2002 11:42:20 AM EDT
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/05/12/family.attacked.ap/index.html[/url] CNN.com - DA: Boy saves sister, pays with his life - May 12, 2002 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy stabbed to death by an intruder who also killed his mother saved his sister's life by distracting the attacker, authorities said Saturday. Andy Zheng died trying to save his 12-year-old sister and their mother from a man who came to their apartment Thursday night, apparently to collect a debt from their father, who wasn't there, said Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. Castor said Saturday that as the attacker stabbed his mother and sister, the boy grabbed his arm, and that his sister would "be dead if he hadn't done that." The mother, Yu Qin Zheng, 35, was killed in the attack, but 12-year-old Mindy Zheng was able to break away and call police. Police arrested Chang Qi, 46. He was arraigned on murder, attempted murder, burglary and other charges. Police interviewed Mindy Zheng in the hospital, who said her brother tried to pull away Qi, who was wearing a Halloween mask and armed with a knife and a stun gun. Eventually, Castor said, Qi shifted his focus and started stabbing the boy, giving the girl time to call 911. Qi jumped out a second-story window and shattered his leg after police broke down the door. He and the daughter were hospitalized in fair condition. Police believe Qi once worked for Zheng, but they did not know details about the debt. "I don't know, I got so mad. I wanted to kill everybody," police quoted Chang Qi as saying. It was unclear Saturday if he had retained an attorney. © 2002 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 11:45:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2002 11:48:25 AM EDT by warlord]
This is the Phil Inq version. ======================================================== [url]http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/05102002_nw_stabbing.html[/url] WPVI.com: Mother and Son Stabbed to Death in Glenside Apartment Mother and Son Stabbed to Death in Glenside Apartment GLENSIDE, PA: May 10, 2002 — Action News David Henry reports on the investigation. A man who said he was owed $1,700 by a restaurant owner went to the businessman's home to collect and stabbed three people, killing the businessman's wife and 8-year-old son and injuring his 12-year-old daughter, police said. Interviewed at the hospital where he was taken after the attack, police said Chang Qi, 46, admitted going to the apartment Thursday night armed with a knife and a taser to collect the money. He said he stabbed the mother only after she hit him, police said. "I don't know, I got so mad. I wanted to kill everybody," police quoted Qi as saying. Yu Qin Zheng, 35, died at the hospital. Andy Zheng, 8, was pronounced dead at the scene. The father, De Xiong Zheng, 47, was not home at the time of the attack, police said. Mindy Zheng, 12, told police that her mother, her brother and she arrived home after working at the family's restaurant about 10 p.m. Thursday night. While Yu Qin Zheng was taking a shower, a man wearing a white mask and carrying a knife and a taser surprised her in the kitchen, attacked her and then went after her brother and mother, Mindy told police. The girl managed to call 911 soon after, police said. Police officers responding to a 911 call shortly after 10:30 p.m. broke down the door to the apartment after a man inside said he was taking a shower and refused to let them in, authorities said. Qi then jumped out a second-story window and shattered his leg, police said. Qi, whose driver's license showed a Brooklyn, N.Y., address, was charged Friday with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and related charges. He was expected to be arraigned at his hospital bed sometime Friday, police said. Mindy was taken to Abington Hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately released, but authorities said she was expected to survive. "She did a remarkable job," said Abington Police Chief William Kelly. The attack happened in the Mt. Vernon Garden Apartments in Abington Township, just north of Philadelphia. Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 3:45:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2002 3:48:07 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
The attitude of the police out there is soo upsetting. These people are "heros" because they let themsleves be butchered while waiting for the police. Most upsetting... Reminds me all too much of the "Pitchfork Murders" back in California a couple years ago.
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