Taipei, Chen Pochien a 38yearold archery instructor, has been found guilty in the brutal killing and dismemberment of a woman in Taipei's Huashan Grassland area last year, for which he received the death penalty Monday, Taipei District Court said.
Chen was found guilty of murder, theft, desecration and abandonment of a dead body. His 30yearold victim surnamed Kao was one of his students, the court said in its ruling.
The case can still be appealed.
Chen was arrested on June 18, 2018 and later confessed to strangling Kao.
According to investigators, the crime took place at around 4 a.m. on June 1, when Chen killed Kao at his makeshift studio on Huashan Grassland, in a drunken rage after she rejected his sexual advances.
The victim had attended several of Chen's archery classes and was present at a gathering at his studio on the night in question, according to investigators.
Chen kept Kao's body in a plastic box in the studio at Huashan Grassland, part of a designated temporary artists' village, for two days.
He dismembered the body into 13 pieces which he then transported in his scooter to the northern slope of Yangmingshan, where he disposed of the body parts, most of which investigators found. However, he kept the victim's vagina and left nipple as trophies.
Police launched a search for Kao after her family reported her missing, and Chen was later identified as the main suspect.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel