Friday, March 31, 2023

Man who killed two Mexicans in California pleads guilty

Two California ranchers suspected of killing seven of their co-workers admitted his guilt and admits that he is suffering from a mental illnesshe told NBC television.

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He admitted he did it,” said journalist Janelle Wang, who claimed to have spoken with Zhao Chunli, the suspect in the attacks, in Half Moon Bay, a rural community south of San Francisco, on Thursday.

Wang said he went to the jail during the meeting hours. After revealing her identity as a reporter and getting the go-ahead from Zhao, she spoke to him in Mandarin for fifteen minutes.

He regrets it and says he was not in his right mind when he shot eight people.”

Zhao Chunli was taken into custody at the Half Moon Bay police substation on Monday, hours after the attacks.

Five Chinese (two women) and two Mexican nationals were killed. Another person, a Mexican national, was injured but survived and is hospitalized in downtown Palo Alto.

I asked her the reason, and she said that she had endured years of bullying, that she had a lot of worries. that they had long hours of excessive work for which they filed complaints that were not addressed,” Wang said.

mental health

The man appeared in court on Wednesday without commenting on the charges.

At the request of his defence, the justice ordered a new hearing on 16 February to read out the charges.

Zhao “believes he is suffering from some kind of mental illness that he has been battling for some time.”

Wang said Zhao confirmed he was living with her wife in half moon bay And he has a 40 year old daughter in China.

The journalist said the man seemed “confused” and “worried” about the legal process.

Zhao will have to answer for several aggravated murders. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment or death.

I don’t know if he really understood what was coming his way and he is facing seven counts of murder,” Wang said.

The journalist remarked that the suspect seemed to be in a chatty mood and gave details about how he presented himself to police on Monday.

Authorities said Wednesday they were working to protect Zhao’s wife for fear of retaliation because they lived on the same mushroom farm where the first attack took place.

Meanwhile, relatives and friends of some of the victims expressed shock.

Marciano was a good man, always asking for workers (…) This is a tragedy and a serious loss for the Half Moon Bay community,” a colleague of Marciano Martinez Jimenez, who died, posted a fund donation page. Wrote on. In attacks.

sad sequence

The Half Moon Bay shooting comes less than two days after another shooting attack in California.

On Saturday night, a man identified by police as a Vietnamese immigrant named Hue Canh Tran opened fire at a nightclub in Monterey Park, an Asian enclave a few miles from Los Angeles.

Eleven people died.

Being targeted by the police, the accused committed suicide. Authorities said Wednesday they have no leads as to what may have motivated the crime that ravaged the community.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris visited Monterey Park on Wednesday and met with the families of the victims.

We should be asking our country’s leaders who have the ability and the power and the responsibility to act, Harris said.


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