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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Father 'abandoned' girl, 3, in Melbourne train station caught in US

Fri, Feb. 29, 2008
A Chinese fugitive,Xue Naiyin, accused of killing his wife in New Zealand, abandoning his 3-year-old daughter,Qian Xun Xue(born in New Zealand after her parents moved there in 2002), in Australia and fleeing to the United States will be deported instead of facing an extradition hearing, officials said Friday.Xue, who had been sought in the September slaying of his wife,, Anan Liu, also known as Anni, was captured Thursday after residents of an apartment complex in Chamblee, Ga., recognized him from pictures that had been published in the media and called police, said Thomas Hession, chief inspector of the U.S. Marshals Service, at a news conference in Los Angeles.When the residents, who were of Chinese descent, confronted Xue about his identity, he attempted to leave the building, but they detained him before police arrived, Hession said, not elaborating.Authorities say Xue killed his wife in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, then flew to Australia and abandoned his daughter at a train station in Melbourne. A security camera recorded the scene as Xue left her alone at the station. He then flew to Los Angeles and went into hiding.Xue, a martial arts expert, initially told police he was someone else, Hession said, but he was carrying a New Zealand driver's license. When confronted, he admitted his identity.His daughter, Qian Xun Xue, is living in China with her close family.(Liu's mother,Liu Xiaoping ,in China's Hunan provinceis custody of Qian) She has been nicknamed "Pumpkin" after the brand of clothing she was wearing when found abandoned and crying for her mother at the train station.

In this CCTV image released by the Victorian Police, 3-year-old Qian Xun Xue with her father Xue Naiyin is seen, bottom right, at the Southern Cross train station in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 according to police. Police in New Zealand had been unable to locate the child's mother while Australian police were tracking Xue Naiyin, a Chinese-language magazine publisher in New Zealand, who boarded a flight to the United States after dumping his daughter. (AP Photo/Victoria Police, HO)

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