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Mother Beats 5-Year-Old Daughter to Death Inside Family’s Ohio Chinese Restaurant

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    After a series of horrific events, a five-year-old girl was found beaten to death and left at a Chinese family restaurant, reports the New York Post.

    For unspecified reasons, the mother, 29-year-old Mingming Chen, had pummeled her young daughter, Ashley Zhao, in the head with her right fist, leaving her body on the floor in the back of the restaurant.

    According to police, her lifeless body was then found by her father inside her family’s restaurant, Ang’s Asian Cuisine, in North Canton, Ohio.

    The father, 34-year-old Liang J. Zhao, found her body with green liquid oozing out of her mouth. He then picked up her body, took her to a sink to wash off the liquid, and proceeded to give her CPR but failed to revive her.

    According to police, the little girl was then reported missing by her mother, sparking a massive police search. The mother claimed that Ashley had gone missing after she was sent to nap at the back of their restaurant around 5 p.m. on Monday. She was reported missing four hours later at 9 p.m. under the presumption that she had woken up and wandered off outside the restaurant. Her body was then found by 1 p.m. the next day by police who noted that the body had been “concealed”.

    After an investigation, the Stark County Sheriff’s Department released their findings, accusing Mingming and her husband, 34-year-old Liang J. Zhao, for the murder of their daughter.

    Ashley’s mother was charged with felonious assault for punching her daughter in the head, which led to her death.

    Meanwhile, Ashley’s father was charged with complicity to the murder even though he tried to revive his daughter.

    Inquisitr said in their report that both Ashley’s parents are held at the Stark County Jail. The parents appeared in front of a judge at the Massillon Municipal Court and were set a $5 million bond.

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