Police seek records of Tech victim, suspect

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A March 5 preliminary court hearing is scheduled for a Virginia Tech graduate student accused of decapitating a fellow Chinese student.

Haiyang Zhu, 25, is being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder in the kitchen-knife slaying of Xin Yang, 22, in a campus cafe Wednesday night.

Investigators are seeking court approval to search cell phone and computer records, diaries and any other materials that they hope will reveal a motive for the killing on the Blacksburg campus.

A police court affidavit states Tech police officer Nicole Irvine saw the suspect holding the victim's head in his hands.

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