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China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ sentenced to death: state TV

BEIJING:  A Chinese court sentenced a 54-year-old man dubbed the country’s “Jack the Ripper” to death on Friday for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls over the course of 14 years, state television reported. Gao Chengyong, 54, was tried for multiple counts of homicide, rape, robbery and mutilation of corpses, according to the state television’s English channel. He admitted to killing the 11 people between 1988 and 2002 in northwest China’s Baiyin city in Gansu Province and Baotou city in the northern region…