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Man Jailed 27 Years In The ‘Most Horrific Murder’ Of His Brother-in-law

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Investigators confer at the property in Endeavour Hills where body of Shao Qing 'Victor' Chen was found.

Investigators confer at the property in Endeavour Hills where body of Shao Qing ‘Victor’ Chen was found.

A Chinese man who brutally killed his brother-in-law in what a judge has described as the most horrific murder he had ever seen has been jailed for 21 years.

“In my 35 years’ involvement with the criminal law I have not encountered a crime as appallingly and gratuitously violent,” Justice Terry Forrest said.

The Supreme Court judge said Yeng Jun Wu had no remorse for his brutal attack with an axe or machete on Shao Qing “Victor” Chen.

“I regard the nature of the torture and execution of your brother-in-law as a substantial aggravating feature,” Justice Forrest told the 45-year-old, who was married to Mr Chen’s sister.

The judge said the subsequent defilement of Mr Chen’s body was another aggravating factor.

“This is an appalling crime and you must be punished for it,” Justice Forrest said.

The body of the Berwick plasterer, 41, was found by his father at his Endeavour Hills (a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) property on February 11 last year.

Mr Chen’s wife, Yan Yan Chen, cried in court as the judge described how Wu entered his bedroom as he slept in the early hours of the morning and began his attack, which continued downstairs.

A long, sharp weapon inflicted at least 40 cuts to Mr Chen’s head, before his brain was removed and placed adjacent to his body.

Justice Forrest said the victim’s hands and arms had been mutilated, lacerated and parts amputated as he tried to defend himself.

Ms Chen previously told the court the crime scene was “horrific”.

“I can never get out of my mind the blood splattered on the ceiling and having to clean my husband Victor’s blood off the walls and furniture,” she said.

Justice Forrest said no one noticed any acrimony between the men as they shared a dinner out and drinks at Mr Chen’s property hours before he was murdered.

The judge said a falling out years earlier about clients of the men’s similar plastering businesses did not provide a motive for the frenzied killing.

Mr Chen and his wife had also lent his killer more than a quarter of a million dollars after he was declared bankrupt.

Wu protested his innocence throughout his trial, pointing the finger at another of Mr Chen’s brothers-in-law.

But a jury found him guilty of the murder last month.

Crime scene evidence – including bloody shoe prints, DNA from blood drops and a broken Boss zipper – all pointed at Wu.

Police noticed Wu wore Boss clothing and had a wound on his hand when they interviewed him after the incident.

Justice Forrest said Wu’s not insignificant criminal history – which included firearms offences, driving offences and assault-related offences – paled in comparison to this crime.

He said the Chinese immigrant would be in his 60s – and his second and youngest child would be in his 30s – when Wu became eligible for parole.

Wu was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment with a minimum term of 21 years.

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

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It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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