Just a few months ago the country watched as the daughter of Ming Chen and Liang Zhao was reported missing. Ashley Zhao was found deceased and concealed in the family restaurant.
Both Ming Chen and Liang Zhao were arrested in the death of their daughter just one day after they called authorties to report the child missing. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen parents arrested in the death of their children.
In 2017 we’ve seen some horrific cases involving parents taking the lives of their child and in some cases, children. One woman allegedly plotted for weeks before shooting her daughters. Another mother took the lives of four of her children and her husband. Obviously mental health issues need to be looked at in these situations. It seems we’re seeing more and more domestic incidents involving the death of young children.
Chen recently plead guilty to charges that include involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of her 5 year old daughter. She had initially plead not guilty by reason of insanity to murder, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a corpse and endangering children.