Businessman guilty of murdering Chinese family in Britain

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 10:48pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 10:48pm


A businessman who stabbed a Chinese family of four to death at their home in Britain was found guilty Wednesday of murdering them.

Du Anxiang, a 54-year-old Chinese citizen, was convicted by a jury at Northampton Crown Court in central England. He was to be sentenced on Thursday.

Du killed lecturer Ding Jifeng, 46, his wife Ge Chui, 47, and their daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, at their home in the town on April 29, 2011.

During the trial, the jury heard how Du “massacred” the Dings, his former business partners, in revenge after he lost a 10-year legal battle over a Chinese herbal medicine business.

Du fled Britain, travelling through France and Spain to Morocco, where he was arrested in July last year after more than a year on the run.