28/11/2013

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.

(MH/CD)

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