Meet the guy who cooked his parents. Hong Kong killer, 30-year-old Henry Chau, didn’t just murder his mom and dad. He invited his parents over for a meal, bludgeoned them to death, dismembered their bodies, seasoned them and cooked them up – along with rice – and stored the “meals” in two large freezers bought for the occasion.
Writes ABC Online on March 23: “During the 20-day trial the court heard how Henry Chau, 31, had dismembered his elderly parents before salting, cooking and packing their body parts into lunchboxes ‘like barbecued pork.’ The severed heads of 65-year-old Chau Wing-ki and his wife Siu Yuet-yee, 62, were found in March 2013, stuffed into two refrigerators in a bloodstained apartment, days after they were reported missing.”
The sickening murder trial, recently concluded, has now put Chau away for life. In the trial, prosecutors showed that Chau’s parents “gave him everything,” but when they started to strongly encourage that the 30-year-old finally get a job – and especially when they told him they would no longer pay for his flat and “lavish lifestyle,” – he started to plan their grisly murder.
In defense, Chau said it was his parents’ own fault that they are dead; he complained that they “treated him poorly,” according to court records, and said he was guilty but only via “diminished responsibility,” since he was so poorly mistreated. Prosecutors showed the in-depth premeditation that Chau went through in order to carry out his revolting act. Along with a friend, identified as 36-year-old friend Tse Chun-kei, Chau bought large knives, two oversized fridge / freezers, microwaves and a rice cooker.
Lead prosecutor Michael Arthur said: “Their crime was greatly premeditated. Their planning was extensive.”
Detectives who obtained a search warrant to search Chau’s flat last year opened the fridge and saw the two heads of the parents, decapitated and bagged, staring back at them. The evidence was overwhelming – Chau’s apartment still had multiple blood stains on the floor, and other parts of Chau’s parents were found stuffed in the freezers. Some parts that were too large were salted and packed away in boxes. Ironically, Chau is the one who reported them missing.
Prosecutors believe Chau ate some of the cooked flesh.
Adds ABC: “A jury at the city’s high court found Chau guilty on both counts of murder by a majority of 8-to-1, the South China Morning Post reported. His friend Tse Chun-kei was found not guilty on two counts of murder.”
Adds SportAct.net: “A search on his computer also found Chau had looked at blood-taking methods and had compiled a shopping list featuring items such as knives, refrigerators and bleach. The 31-year-old pianist was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Court of First Instance and sentenced to life in prison, the South China Morning Post reports.”
Chau admitted in court that he advised police, who were already suspicious, that his parents were missing and that they had traveled. in order to buy himself and his accomplice time to dump the bod parts. “My murdering partner and I were planning to make it a missing person case and dump the body piece by piece,” he said in an email, according to the court documents.
Chau also referred to himself a “psychopath” in some of the email exchanges.
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