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Suicidal man kills friend them himself so he has buddy to play chess in the afterlife

By Mason White 3:18 PM January 8, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
A man wanted to die, but he was afraid of being lonely in the afterlife, so he decided to take his friend along with him.

The man killed his best friend before shooting himself so he has someone to play chess with in the afterlife, according to police in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China.

The killer was identified as Liao, 54.

He killed his friend, who was identified as Ju, 57. The two were friends, neighbors and chess partners.

The men were found dead in their apartments.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Ju had marks on his neck, which suggests that he was strangled to death, while Liao used pesticides to kill himself.

Liao left a suicide note saying he was lonely and wanted to take his friend with him to the “other side” so they could continue playing chess together.