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Man held: 6 family members found dead

A MAN seized in China's southern Hainan Province on Saturday on suspicion of murdering six of his family members told police his "accumulated resentment" against his wife and parents led to a bloodbath last Monday night.

Six people were found murdered at a home in Beijing's Daxing District on Friday afternoon.

The victims, including two children, were three generations of the same family, police said, and all died from knife wounds.

Li Lei admitted on Saturday that he was responsible for the stabbing spree that claimed the lives of his two children, wife, parents and younger sister, Hainan's provincial news Web portal reported yesterday.

Li told police he had been strictly disciplined by his parents from childhood and married "an aggressive woman."

With a conservative personality, he put up with his parents and wife but the resentment exploded last Monday in a murderous rage.

Drinking bout

Li returned home about 10 o'clock that night after drinking alcohol, he told police. His sister was using a computer at the time, while the other family members slept.

Li told police that he initially planned to kill his wife, sister and parents and leave his children alone.

He said that after he killed the four adults he sat and thought in the living room for about an hour. He didn't want his children to be homeless, so he stabbed them to death as well.

Li said he fled Beijing by train for Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. After arriving in Shenzhen he traveled to Sanya, in Hainan, on a long-haul bus.

He arrived in Sanya on Saturday morning and was seized by police 10 hours later.

After being told Li was fleeing south, Hainan police were waiting for him at Sanya Railway Station on Saturday morning but missed him.

Sanya police were tipped off about noon that Li had booked a room near the railway station. Li was seized about 5:50pm on a quiet corner of Sanya's Hexi Road.

The fugitive told police he had spent more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,465) every day since his escape from Beijing.

Li is in Sanya No. 1 Detention Center and will be to taken by police to Beijing today.


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