A Chinese man who brutally murdered his housemate in their flat Googled ‘how would murder be condemned in Australia?’ just two days before the murder.
Qi ‘Kathy’ Yu, 28, was murdered on June 8, 2018, by her roommate Shuo Dong, 21, at their sharing house in Campsie, southwest Sydney.
Ms. Yu’s body was then packed and found on the side of the M1 motorway at Mount Ku-Ring-Gai in northwest Sydney, 47 days after she disappeared.
Dong pleaded guilty to the NSW Supreme Court murder in December. His hair-raising Google searches in court were revealed on Monday.
Two days before Ms. Yu was murdered, Dong visited a number of web pages between 3:44 PM and 3:52 PM
Shuo Dong (photo), 21, killed his roommate Qi ‘Kathy’ Yu, 28, on June 8, 2018, at their sharing house in Campsie, south-west Sydney.
A chilling photo of 28-year-old Qi Yu posed around Sydney (Bondi Beach pictured) before she was murdered and dumped along the highway in June 2018
Pictured: the Campsie unit where Ms. Yu lived with her murderer and another female housemate
“Google was searched for ‘How would murder be condemned in Australia’,” the judicial facts state, news.com.au reports.
He then searched for “legal knowledge, how many years of intentional murder would be committed in Australia” and “the criminal criteria for intentional murder. What costs are to be reimbursed after intentional murder. ‘
He also typed in Google, “What are the characteristics of deliberate murder? And how to correctly determine the intentional murder? ‘
Dong pleaded guilty to murdering Ms. Yu in the NSW Supreme Court on December 4, 2019.
Agreed facts said that he had also conducted 18 searches in bushland areas such as the Royal National Park and Ku-Ring-Gai.
Shuo Dong’s Chilling Internet Searches
“How would murder be condemned in Australia?”
“Legal knowledge, how many years would there be intentional murder in Australia?”
“The penal criteria for intentional murder. What costs are to be reimbursed after intentional murder. ‘
What are the characteristics of deliberate murder? And how to correctly determine the intentional murder? ‘
“Australian-Chinese knowledge of life, our steps, life and other personnel, comparison of minor crimes between China and Australia.”
The court heard that on the evening of June 8, Dong bickered with Mrs. Yu about cutting the lease and the money he owed her.
Ms. Yu’s parents, who spoke to her via WeChat from China, heard the background argument when power to the unit was turned off.
Zhihe Yu and Qin He later contacted a neighbor to check on their daughter, and Dong told the neighbor that Mrs. Yu was out for dinner.
Dong and Ms. Yu’s third housemate said she came home and noticed blood-stained areas in the house.
Dong’s phone was used to find directions from Mount Colah to Campsie at around 10:30 PM that evening.
Police found Ms. Yu’s body near that section of the highway on July 25, 2018, using data from Dong’s phone.
Ms. Yu’s body (pictured) was found near the M1 motorway on Mount Kuring-Gai in July 2018
Ms. Yu moved to Australia in 2009 and attended the University of New South Wales
Pictured: Police recover Mrs. Yu’s body, which was found in northwest Sydney bushland
She was discovered in a trench on Mount Ku-Ring-gai, and a shirt with Dong’s DNA was wrapped tightly around her neck.
The parents of Mrs. Yu spoke at his sentence on Monday, saying their daughter believed Australia was a safe country without bad people.
“She did not know much about the evil phenomena in society,” they said in their victim impact statement to the NSW Supreme Court.
Qi’s weakness was that she had no sense of threats from other people.
“Her experience of years of Australian life was that Australia was good for everything, good people, good air, good food, good environment and good others.”
Chilling photos have surfaced of a woman who loved to pose in Sydney before she was murdered and dumped along a highway.
The photos were submitted to the NSW Supreme Court as evidence and showed Ms. Yu smiling in front of Bondi Beach with a hat and ice.
She also posed with a large ice cream cone in an ice cream parlor.
Another image featured Ms. Yu wearing a graduation cap and gown at the University of New South Wales.
The 28-year-old arrived in Australia in 2009 and completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in telecommunications from UNSW.
A final image saw Ms. Yu pose with two cuddly toys in front of a cowshed, similar to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The conviction will continue in August for Acting Judge Peter Hidden.
Ms. Yu (pictured) was last seen on June 8, 2018, where she is believed to have had an argument with housemate Shuo Dong, 21, at their sharing house in Campsie, southwest Sydney.
Pictured: Ms. Yu’s parents made an emotional plea for information in June 2018