Li Yixing kills his wife to ‘eliminate the demon’

6 Nov

On December 16, 2006, at about four o’clock before dawn, members of the Zhou family were suddenly woken up by thrill cries of “help” at Room 2, Unit 1, Building 12, No. 57 Residential Area, Hanxing Road, Kaifeng City of Henan Province. Through the burglar-proof door, Mr. Zhou saw some one was madly striking another one lying on the ground of the dim corridor with something like a club. Mr. Zhou ringed the 110 Police Call immediately. After the investigation the police revealed: the victim was a female, already dead; her body lying across the door at Room 1, Unit 1 of the Building 12; beside the body were a kitchen knife and a steel tube of 64-cm-long; and behind the body, bloodstain stretched from the bedroom to corridor. Head of the deceased was fully covered by blood, with several knife injuries on it. The back and two legs of the deceased were full of blunt-force injuries.

According to police source, the victim named Guo Jiuju, female, 60 years old, was a retiree from Henan No.1 Textile Mill. The suspect named Li Yixing, male, Han nationality, 61 years old, also retired from Henan No. 1 Textile Mill, was the victim’s husband. Li began to practice Falun Gong in the early 1995, and soon was obsessed by it. In February 2001, Li Yixing was sentenced to two years “reeducate-through-labor” because he had gone to Beijing and stirred up troubles. After committed the killing, Li Yixing did not run away from the spot that day.

According to colleagues, Li Yixing was actually an open-minded man before practicing Falun Gong. He had many hobbies originally, such as singing Henan Opera, playing Chinese chess and practicing calligraphy – his calligraphy work was once awarded a prize and he was asked to teach children to write with a brush-pen at their Residential Area. After practicing Falun Gong, Li became a man of few words and lived in solitude. He seldom attended the opera fans’ parties or chess fans’ meetings which he used to be very fond of. And he had no contact or dealings with other people except his Gong mates. Li Daming was Li Yixing’s son. He said his father totally gave up hobbies after practicing Falun Gong; and reading Zhuan Falun became Li Yixing’s only hobby, and practicing Falun Gong was his sole exercise.

As to why Li Yixing killed his wife, let’s see what he has said in the interrogation record.

Policeman: Why did you kill your wife?

Li Yixing: I thought my wife had been attached by the demon, and she was going out to find some people and do me harm.

P: But how come you discovered that your wife was possessed by the demon?

Li: I have practiced Falun Gong for years, and I am attached by Sun Wukong the Great Monkey King, so I could see clearly that my wife was a demon.

Judging from Li’s confession, it was obvious that Li Yixing thought he had already cultivated into a very high level and was attached by the Great Monkey King. So he could find out which one was attached by “a demon.” Li firmly believed that his wife had become a demon that tried to kill him, so he killed his wife to avoid being killed. Actually, Li Hongzhi provided his followers with a lot of demon elimination descriptions in his book Zhuan Falun and other scriptures. Poisoned by Master’s theory, Li Yixing cruelly killed his wife.

Perhaps Guo Jiuju was still perplexed in the nether world by a riddle – why her husband laid murderous hands on her for such a ridiculous reason. And her husband, the killer, was punished by law: Li Yixing was condemned to death with a two-year reprieve by Kaifeng Intermediate People’s Court on the charge of premeditated murder.

 

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