Man who killed wife in Sydney and placed body in a freezer to face murder trial in China

A man who stabbed his wife to death in their Sydney home before putting her body in a freezer and fleeing overseas will likely be tried for murder in 中国, 询问已经听到.

Deputy state coroner Elaine Truscott on Thursday found Chan “Vivien” Chen had been killed by her husband Haoling “Andrew” Luo in late November 2019.

Chen’s body was found after Luo left a message for his boss admitting his wife was dead.

“I was a little mentally abnormal a few days ago and accidentally killed my wife during a fight with her,“ 他说.

Chinese police were informed when Luo turned up at Chen’s family home and told her father that he had killed her.

Luo is in custody in China where he is expected to be prosecuted for the murder in the absence of an extradition treaty with Australia.

NSW police found Chen’s body stashed inside a chest freezer in the family’s Pymble apartment on 26 十一月 2019.

The apartment was covered in blood including on the lounge, the curtains, and carpet in their children’s bedroom.

Luo’s palm print was in blood on the top of the freezer and his DNA was under Chen’s nails.

According to messages she had sent to friends, Chen asked Luo for a divorce several times, including in the hours before her death on 24 或者 25 十一月.

Police were called to the apartment complex just before midnight on 24 November after receiving triple zero calls reporting raised voices and children screaming. But the officers left after about 30 minutes when they did not hear any screams.

It is unknown if Chen was already dead or died later that morning, Truscott said.

The next morning, Luo purchased a freezer before fleeing the country with his children.

In the year leading up to Chen’s death, Luo displayed increasingly erratic behaviour, Truscott said. He was overheard insisting his phone was tapped and told friends people were trying to hurt him.

Chen told a workmate Luo had at one point believed she was having an affair, was trying to kill him and had demanded to inspect her phone.

Another time, Chen told a friend the family had been forced to sleep in a corner of the living room while Luo guarded them with a kitchen knife.

Luo was at one point told by a Chinese doctor he had schizophrenia and given medication which improved his behaviour until he stopped taking it on an Australian GP’s advice, the inquest heard.

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