Chinese Student Faces Prosecution in China for Iowa Slaying
A Chinese man and former University of Iowa student has been arrested in southeastern China where he'll be prosecuted in the killing of an Iowa State student whose body was found in her car trunk in Iowa City last fall.
An Iowa City police news release issued Monday night says 23-year-old Xiangnan Li was arrested June 19 in Wenzhou, China, and that he faces a charge of intentional homicide. Li returned to China following the slaying of 20-year-old Tong Shao, whose body was found Sept. 26. Authorities say she was asphyxiated.
Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness told The Des Moines Register that Iowa authorities want Li returned to the U.S. for trial, but that the United States and China don't have an extradition treaty.
Chinese authorities say they'll prosecute Li.