Killing the Messenger

Zhang Jun could be called China's Jesse James. He killed his first man in a public bathroom in 1994, and in the six years until his capture last September he grew into a legendary outlaw. He forced girlfriends to prove their loyalty by murdering innocent folk. His clutch of ruffians shot their way into banks and jewelry stores across central China, killing 28 people before the police finally nabbed him. For James, the end came when a turncoat gang member in 1882 shot him in the back. A state executioner dispatched Zhang in a similar fashion in May. But that wasn't...

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