Greensboro man who killed wife, sister hangs himself in prison
Posted February 7, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A man imprisoned for the 2013 murders of his wife and pregnant sister hanged himself in his cell Thursday at Raleigh Central Prison, corrections officials said.
Guanghui Lei was found unresponsive in his cell just before 2 p.m. He was taken to the emergency room at the prison’s medical center, where doctors were unable to revive him, according to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Lei, of Greensboro, was serving three consecutive life sentences for the shooting deaths of his wife, Yan Wu, and his pregnant sister, Bi Fang Liu, whose bodies were found in the married couple’s home on April 18, 2013.
Lei, who was captured in Tennessee, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of murder of an unborn child. The plea allowed him to avoid the death penalty.