Yang Jia


Age: 28

Chinese police killer who was convicted of killing six policeman in a stabbing spree and drew public sympathy with allegations that he lashed out to avenge torture while in police custody whose death sentence was upheld by China's highest court despite late appeals both inside and outside the country for the government to reexamine his case.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: August 27, 1980

Died: November 26, 2008

Shanghai, China