A 14-year-old schoolboy slew two elementary schoolers, aged 8 and 9, in order to fund his purchase of a music player.
He retrieved 6 yuan (less than a dollar) from one of the slain boys.
The boy apparently targeted the pair as they were traveling to school, and attacked them with a blade, killing both; all they were carrying was 6 yuan, which he took.
Soon after the parents of the murdered boys reported the matter to police, who then arrested the culprit for murder and robbery.
It is not clear whether he was able to afford his MP3 player with the money stolen.