Student sentenced to life in prison for murder of VT student

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Tech student Haiyang Zhu sentenced to life in prison for the murder of student Xin Yang.

Haiyang Zhu, 26, pleaded guilty in December of 2009 to first-degree murder in connection with the death of Xin Yang, a graduate student studying accounting at Virginia Tech, officials said.

Xin, 22, from Beijing, China, had begun her studies at Virginia Tech only two weeks before she was killed at the Au Bon Pain restaurant in the university's Graduate Life Center on January 21, 2009, school officials said.

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