Jiansen Liang, Cleveland, Ohio man sentenced to life after stabbing love interest, 200 times with a sushi knife before beheading her.
Appearing in court on Monday, Jiansen Liang, 34, pled guilty to one count of aggravated murder charge along with abuse of a corpse.
Cleveland.com reported Liang not being eligible for parole for 25 years as part of sentencing.
Identified as the man’s victim was 33-year-old Qihong Chen– who was set upon at her suburban Fairview Park, Cleveland home in 2017.
Liang murders ‘love interest’ after advances negated:
Authorities say notice of the macabre crime scene after the Chinese national went to Cleveland police in July, 2017 where he surrendered.
Liang told psychiatrists he attacked Chen after having visions of her turning into a monster.
Prosecutors say they believe Chen and Liang were friends, but Liang wanted more.
Police say Chen had lived at the Fairview Park address for about a year and a half. She and Liang were acquaintances. Fairview Park police had no prior calls involving Chen or Liang before July 27, 2017.
It remained unclear how the two first came to meet and be introduced to each other.
Defense attorney Richard Drucker said Liang is bipolar with a low IQ and experienced hallucinations.
In a preliminary 2017 court appearance, Liang grinned through proceedings, shackled in an orange jumpsuit.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said Liang will be deported to China upon his release.
— Julia Tullos (@JTullosCBS19) August 1, 2017