Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beijing stabbing victim still in critical condition

BEIJING -- The mother-in-law of the U.S. men's volleyball coach remained critical Sunday after a stabbing attack that left her husband dead, as the stunned team struggled to come to terms with the murder.

Head coach Hugh McCutcheon's father-in-law, Todd Bachman, was killed Saturday after being attacked by an unemployed Chinese man at Beijing's Drum Tower monument while sightseeing with his wife and daughter Elisabeth.

Their daughter was not hurt, although police said the Chinese guide who was with them was injured.

The assailant, a 47-year-old man from eastern China, jumped to his death off the second story of the monument shortly afterwards.

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