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Killer of Portland kimchi business owner Matthew Choi sentenced to life in prison

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  • Allen Alonzo Coe was sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing Choi’s Kimchi cofounder Matthew Choi on Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Coe reportedly pled guilty to first-degree burglary, the second-degree murder of Choi and the attempted first-degree murder of Choi’s girlfriend
  • Choi cofounded Choi’s Kimchi with his mother in 2011, growing their business into a household name in Portland and the Pacific Northwest region until his death.
  • Coe, who apologized for his actions during his sentencing, will be eligible for parole after 25 years.

A man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for fatally stabbing Matthew Choi, a celebrated food entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 25, 2020.

Allen Alonzo Coe, who was arrested days after the incident, pled guilty to first-degree burglary, the second-degree murder of Choi and the attempted first-degree murder of Choi’s girlfriend, Jenny Kwon.