Manling Tsang Williams is a Chinese woman, possibly born in America, who murdered her husband with a sword and their two children by smothering them. (Details here.)A local blogger at InsideSoCal.com writes
In the local Chinese press they refer to Manling Tsang Williams as “the Butcher.” For good reason. She slaughtered her husband Neal with a Kitana [sic] martial arts sword and smothered her innocent children in August 2007.
On Thursday, more than three years after she committed the brutal and senseless murders, a jury found her guilty on all counts. Manling now faces the death penalty.
Here’s Dan Tedford’s story.
While the local Chinese press may call her “The Butcher”, I haven’t seen much about this in the national press.
We refer to this as “familicide” and our theory is that it’s sometimes related to the “stress” incurred by aliens living in America. It’s not only our theory–it’s also used by immigrant enthusiasts, psychologists, and defense lawyers.