A 23-year-old university student in China was sentenced to death penalty for hanging two prostitutes and having sex with their corpses.
The student, identified simply as Lee, was studying design at Jilin University in Changchun.
He previously told police that he had been failing a lot of classes and called the prostitutes to help relieve the pressure.
Lee narrated that he used to have fantasies about having sex with dead bodies, necrophilia, and decided one morning that he could no longer resist carrying it out.
iFeng.com reports that on March 6, 2013 he hired a 20-year-old prostitute called Cai through the Internet.
Lee then hanged her and had her body shipped back to his house in Changping, where he had intercourse with the corpse. It was then dismembered and the parts buried in Lee’s garden.
He carried out the same macabre act on the body of another prostitute that he’d hanged and shipped home on March 23, 2013.
A forensic psychiatrist determined that Lee wasn’t insane and was criminally responsible for the crimes.
The Second Intermediate People's Court found him guilty of intentional homicide and sentenced him to death.
It also ordered him to pay 80,000 yuan (N20,800,000) in compensation to the victims’ families.