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Palo Alto woman Stabs Acupuncturist 41 Times - Jingyan Jin

On July 7th, 2016, Jenny Shi, a successful business woman, investor and acupuncturist, was found stabbed to death in her bedroom by her sister. She had been stabbed 41 times. She had missed a 10 am appointment, very unlike her, so her bookkeeper went to her home to check on her. She arrived with two other people at the same time as her sister. Upon entering the house, they found Shi in a large puddle of blood on her bed. None of the pricey items in the home were taken. A chair had been pushed to an outside window and the screen cut. The window was removed and placed in a nearby bathtub. 

Jingyan Jin, 41, is Shi's sister-in-law. She has a long history of violence with her husband and his siter Shi. Neighbors report many loud fights when Jin and her two children lived in the home with Shi. Jin had also been arrested in China for violent behavior. 

Police discovered Jin's DNA on the window removed from the bedroom as well as around the window edges. She was arrested near her home without incident. Despite the violent history between the tow women, some friends of Jin's who attended the arraignment found it hard to believe she could have committed the murder.

This will be an interesting case to follow.