A Chinese immigrant man has extremely stabbed a mother and her four children in their Brooklyn home on Saturday night because he was jealous that the family had been so much more successful in America than him.
The New York Police Department said the suspect, 25-year-old Ming Don Chen, implicated himself in the stabbings late Saturday in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Chief of Department Phil Banks said the victims "were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife." The Post, citing a police source, reported that Chen showed "no regret" as he confessed.
Chen is a cousin of the children's father and had been staying at the victim family home for a while before the incident.
Two girls, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo and 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the youngest child, 1-year-old William Zhuo. Their brother, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo, and 37-year-old mother, Qiao Zhen Li, were taken to hospitals, where they also were pronounced dead.
Chen was arrested at the scene, barefoot and covered in blood. Neighbours said he calmly answered officers' questions as he was led into a police car and the bodies were removed from the home.
However, the paper reported that Chen became violent during questioning, throwing a pair of eyeglasses at a sergeant who served as a Chinese language interpreter before kicking the table where he was cuffed and knocking the sergeant to the ground. He later punched a detective, according to the Post.
Yun Gao, a cousin of the mother, said Chen had recently moved to the area and had been staying with different people. Yun described him as a "crazy" man who had failed to hold down a job as a cook.