Life Sentence For Man Who Murdered Family In Revenge Attack

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of a family in a revenge attack.

Jifeng "Jeff" Ding, his wife Ge "Helen" Chui, and their daughters Xing and Alice were found stabbed to death in their Northampton home in April 2011.

Anxiang Du was found guilty of four counts of murder at Northampton Crown Court.

It was heard that Du had previously been business partners with couple and murdered the family after losing a legal case to them. He was charged £88,000 in charges in relation to the case.

After murdering the family on April 29 2011, Du fled the country, being arrested in Morocco some 14 months late.

He admitted the killings but claimed he should be convicted of manslaughter on the basis of either diminished responsibility or loss of control.

He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 40 years.


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

13 July 2007
Family found murdered in Manchester
The bodies of a teenage pop star, her mother and her brother have been discovered with serious head injuries which has prompted police to begin a murder inquiry. The three, believed to be local nurse 35-year-old Beverley Matthews, her 13-year-old son Fred and 18-year-old Keisha were found at a house in Fallowfield, Greater Manchester.
09 January 2014
Benefits Capped For Almost 33,000 Households
Almost 33,000 households had their benefits capped by November 2013, new figures reveal. Capping benefits so that households can no longer get more in benefits than the average family earns is a key part of the government’s long-term economic plan to make sure we deliver for hardworking people and fix the broken welfare system.
26 June 2015
Life For Man Who Murdered Ex-Partner
A 41-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of Michelle Jane Grey in December last year. Carl Anderson was convicted of strangling Ms Grey, his ex-partner, following an argument at his home in Hillfield Street in the Bensham area of Gateshead.
26 April 2007
Funeral held for murdered teacher
The funeral of a British teacher who was murdered in Tokyo is taking place today. Lindsay Hawker, 22, was found dead in a bath of sand in an apartment in the Japanese capital in March. She had been badly beaten and strangled. Miss Hawker, from Brandon, Warks, had been teaching English in Japan since October.
27 October 2011
Automatic Life Sentence For 'Serious' Re-offenders
The justice minister has revealed plans to introduce mandatory life sentences for those who commit serious crimes more than once. The "two strikes" rule will see anyone convicted of a second serious sexual or violent crime in England and Wales being handed an automatic life sentence.