54-year-old Gao Chengyong dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” who targetted women and girls wearing red, has been sentenced to death for the killings of 11 people including an eight-year-old girl.

 

The notorious serial killer was dubbed China’s Jack the Ripper after he mutilated the bodies of his victims over a 14-year period.

 

According to Independent.co.uk, the father-of-two, who ran a grocery store with his wife in the city of Baiyin in China’s northwest Gansu province, was finally caught in 2016. He was identified after his uncle was arrested for a minor offence and scientists found a DNA link to the suspect.

 

Chengyong who was tried for multiple counts of homicide, rape, robbery and mutilation of corpses, was sentenced yesterday by a Chinese court for the brutal crimes.