Man accused of decapitating woman in Fairview Park pleads guilty

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jiansen Liang

CLEVELAND– The man who is accused of stabbing and decapitating a woman in a Fairview Park apartment was sentenced in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Jiansen Liang, 34, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and gross abuse of a corpse. Judge David Matia sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

Police said Liang walked into a Cleveland police station on July 27, 2017 and admitted he killed someone. Officers went to the apartment on Lorain Road in Fairview Park and found the body of 33-year-old Qihong Chen. She had been stabbed 200 times.

Liang claimed he had visions of Chen turning into a monster.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said he will be deported to China upon his release.

Continuing coverage of this story here

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.