- Zhiwen Yan, 45, a Chinese food delivery worker, was fatally shot while making a delivery in Queens on Saturday night.
- The father-of-three was shot in the chest and fell off his scooter before being rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
- Police are reportedly investigating a 50-year-old customer who has several ongoing disputes with staff members at Great Wall restaurant in Forest Hills, where Yan worked.
- Yan worked three jobs and was described by the neighborhood’s residents as a “fixture of Forest Hills.”
- The shooter remains at large as of this writing.
A Chinese food delivery worker described by loved ones as a hardworking father was fatally shot in Queens on Saturday night.
Zhiwen Yan, 45, was making a delivery near 108th St. and 67th Dr. in the neighborhood of Forest Hills at around 9:30 p.m. when a man began firing shots in his direction, according to police.
- Hong Kong police responded to a call from a passerby who witnessed a pair of legs sticking out from a rolled-up quilt being dragged with a wheel board by a man on Friday.
- Officers arrested the 25-year-old man after they found the body of a 30-year-old woman, whose head was wrapped in plastic wrap and hands and legs tied with nylon rope.
- She was pronounced dead at the scene, having suffered from a fatal head injury.
- Police said the woman was Ng’s girlfriend and former colleague.
- An investigation is currently ongoing. Ng has been arrested for questioning, but has not yet been charged.
Hong Kong police arrested a 25-year-old man after he was spotted hauling a wheel board carrying the quilt-wrapped body of a woman in Tin Shui Wai.
Police responded to a call from a passerby who witnessed a pair of legs sticking out from a rolled-up quilt being dragged by the suspect, identified as Ng, at about 6 a.m. on Friday.
- Carl Girouard, 26, appeared in court on Wednesday for murdering François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, and for injuring five others during the katana attack in Quebec City on the night of Oct. 31, 2020.
- In his trial, Girouard claimed that he wanted to “create chaos, change the world and encourage like-minded people” to carry on his vision.
- Dressed in a short-sleeved kimono and armed with a 30.2-inch katana, Girouard began his attack at Place d'Armes at around 10:18 p.m. when he encountered his first victim, Rémy Bélanger.
- During the trial, Girouard admitted he was hesitant to proceed with his plan before the attack but that he still went through with it because he was compelled to complete his “mission,” saying he had no choice.
- “I went against my will, I didn’t want to, but I had to,” Girouard said. “I saw lots of people and I attacked them with my sword to execute my mission.”
- Girouard’s mother, Monique Dalphond, revealed that her son has had behavioral and mental issues since he was a child, and he began “acting inappropriately” during kindergarten when he ran after older girls in an attempt to kiss them.
- Girouard has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
The Canadian man accused of wielding a katana during a deadly Halloween attack spree in Quebec City in 2020 revealed during his murder trial this week that he had no choice but to complete his “mission.”
Carl Girouard, 26, appeared in court on Wednesday for murdering François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, and for injuring five others.
- Elizabeth Zhong, a 55-year-old businesswoman, was stabbed over 20 times before her body was found in the trunk of her car in New Zealand on Nov. 28 last year.
- Fang Sun, her 48-year-old former business partner, was shortly after charged with her murder and appeared at Auckland’s High Court on Tuesday, pleading not guilty.
- Sun reportedly blamed Zhong for mismanaging money totaling over $16.5 million after their business fell into debt, according to prosecutors.
- “He used a knife to stab her over 20 times, targeting her head, her neck and her back,” Prosecutor Gareth Kayes said. “Before he could dispose of the body more permanently, Ms. Zhong’s friends … found her car.”
- Defense lawyer Sam Wimsett suggested that Sun might have been framed.
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A woman in New Zealand was stabbed over 20 times before her body was stuffed into a suitcase and left in the trunk of her car.
- A 54-year-old mother in Hong Kong, Kwok Lin-choi, pleaded guilty before the High Court to manslaughter for drugging, strangling and slashing the wrists of her 16-year-old daughter.
- “I felt that my daughter had changed, so I gave her some sleeping pills and then killed her with a fruit knife,” Kwok told officers.
- The mother was diagnosed with dysthymia in 2004 by psychiatric services. Psychiatrists have also diagnosed her with “major depressive disorder and severe depression with psychotic symptoms.”
- The defense counsel urged the court to be lenient with Kwok, claiming she was not in a state to control herself during the crime.
- The judge adjourned Kwok’s sentencing to May 17 due to pending background and probation reports.
A mother in Hong Kong pleaded guilty before the High Court to manslaughter for drugging, strangling and slashing the wrists of her 16-year-old daughter.
Kwok Lin-choi, 54, appeared before Judge Andrew Chan Hing-wai on Tuesday and admitted to killing her daughter, Tsui Lok-yee, in their flat at the Tin Heng Estate in Tin Shui Wai on Oct. 10, 2019.
- Nikesh Ghag, 46, a computer operator with the Bank of Maharashtra in Mumbai, was arrested on Saturday for choking his wife Nirmala, 40, to death after she served him a salty sabudana khichdi (sago hotchpotch) for breakfast.
- Their 12-year-old son witnessed the murder that occurred at their home in Bhayandar East, Mira Bhayandar, at around 9 a.m. last Friday.
- The man, who has high blood pressure, strangled his wife with his bare hands before using a nylon rope to end her life. He reportedly fled the scene after the incident.
- The boy immediately ran to his maternal uncle, Prabhakar Gurav, and grandmother to report the incident. Gurav rushed Nirmala to the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Civic Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
- Ghag turned himself in to the authorities the following day at the Navghar police station. He told the police that he found the food salty, and the fight escalated after arguing with Nirmala.
- “We have arrested Ghag for murder under Section 302 of the IPC and when produced before the Thane court, the accused has been remanded to police custody,” authorities said.
An Indian man suffering from high blood pressure turned himself in a day after allegedly choking his wife to death for serving him salty food.
The incident occurred at the couple’s home in Bhayandar East, Mira Bhayandar, India, at around 9 a.m. last Friday.
‘I’m tired of taking care of her’: Japanese woman, 68, surrenders after suffocating bedridden daughter
- Fumiko Yamada, a 68-year-old Japanese mother from Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, murdered her bedridden daughter and surrendered herself to the police.
- Yamada wrapped cellophane over her 46-year-old daughter’s face and strangled her with a rope while she was sleeping on the morning of April 13.
- “I'm tired of taking care of her. I killed my daughter,” she reportedly told the police.
- Her daughter, Megumi, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. She told the police that Megumi had been bedridden since earlier this month.
- The authorities arrested and charged Yamada with murder and are currently investigating her case.
A 68-year-old Japanese mother surrendered herself to the police shortly after murdering her bedridden daughter.
Fumiko Yamada, of Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, suffocated her 46-year-old daughter, Megumi, by wrapping cellophane over her face and strangling her with a rope while she was sleeping on the morning of April 13.
A Chilean man has appealed his 28-year prison sentence over the murder of his Japanese ex-girlfriend in France in 2016.
Nicolas Zepeda, 31, lodged the appeal on Wednesday, a day after a local French court gave him his sentence and determined that the murder was premeditated, as prosecutors had previously claimed.
- 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.
‘Fairfax County’s most wanted’ being sought by police for murder, disposal of missing ex-girlfriend’s body
- Joel Mosso Merino, 27, is wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hannah Choi, 35, who was reported missing on March 6.
- Authorities received a tip that Merino, whom Fairfax Police Chief Kevin Davis described as “Fairfax County’s most wanted,” was spotted in the Atlanta area.
- Choi and Merino were reportedly last seen together in their Virginia home in the 5300 block of Jesmond Street in the suburb of Kingstowne on March 5. Neighbors told investigators the two “may have had an argument” before her disappearance.
- Choi’s friends reported her missing after they failed to contact her and find her in the home she shared with Merino. She also missed several appointments, which left them concerned.
- Investigators believe that Choi was either injured or killed inside their home and that Merino moved her body to a different location after the incident.
- Authorities managed to identify the car Merino used, which they found in Washington, D.C., on March 7. Evidence inside the car suggested that Choi might have been hurt before she disappeared.
Fairfax County police have begun searching for the man who purportedly murdered his ex-girlfriend following an alleged argument in their home that occurred more than a week ago.
Joel Mosso Merino, 27, whom Fairfax Police Chief Kevin Davis described as “Fairfax County’s most wanted,” is wanted for second-degree murder and the disposal of the body of his ex-girlfriend Hannah Choi, 35.
Missouri man convicted of murdering Chinese wife pleads guilty to child abuse of their infant daughter
- Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man convicted last November for murdering his Chinese wife, Mengqi Ji, has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, child abuse and domestic assault on Tuesday.
- He will face an additional 10-years in prison after serving the 28-year sentence he originally received due to his murder charges.
- The abuse reportedly occurred in February 2019, months before Elledge was arrested for Ji’s murder. Evidence found on the phone of Ji’s mother showed bruises on the body of Elledge and Ji’s infant daughter.
- Elledge will not receive any further charges related to Ji’s death as part of the deal one of his attorneys made with Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight. Additionally, prosecutors will not be allowed to add more charges to Elledge’s case if his January 2022 appeal for his murder case gets approved.
Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man convicted last November for murdering his Chinese wife, has pleaded guilty to three additional charges, including child abuse.
Elledge, 26, pleaded guilty to child endangerment, child abuse and domestic assault on Tuesday, adding 10 years to the 28-year prison sentence he received for murdering Mengqi Ji, 28, according to the Associated Press.
12-year-old boy, 2 teens charged with murder for fatal beating of elderly man during carjacking in Philadelphia
- A 12-year-old boy and two teenagers have been charged with murder in connection to a carjacking incident in Philadelphia’s neighborhood of Mayfair on Dec. 2, 2021.
- The suspects allegedly knocked 70-year-old Chung Yan Chin to the ground, punched and kicked him in the face, and ultimately fled with his Toyota Camry.
- Chin died on Dec. 21 after sustaining a brain injury and facial fractures from the violent attack.
- So far, Philadelphia police have arrested the 12-year-old boy and one of the teenage suspects.
A 12-year-old boy and two teenagers have been charged with murder in connection to a carjacking incident involving an elderly Asian victim in Philadelphia last December.
The incident, which led to the death of 70-year-old Chung Yan Chin, occurred on the 3,000 block of Teesdale Street in the neighborhood of Mayfair after 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2021, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.