The murderer of Beijing girl Yang Xin is certified with first degree murder. Judge Gino Williams sent the case to Grand Jury on May 29, 2009.
Yang Xin was met by her predator in a cafe downstairs in her dormitory on the VT campus on January 21, 2009. The two were seen talking. Minutes later, horrified customers and management of the cafe witnessed Zhu was chopping Yang's head off. A campus police officer Nicole Irvine who arrived the scene within 2 minutes said she saw the murderer walking toward her 'with a head in his hand'. She said the murder dropped the head when she ordered him to freeze.
The police office Irvine also testified that later that night Zhu commented in the present tense that Yang was not his girlfriend yet.
'Numerous' defensive wounds were found on Yang's hands and upper body. However, a witness testified, Yang was not making a sound when she was being murdered.