Min Chen came to Canada on a Chinese student visa in 2001. He kidnapped and murdered 9 year old Cecilia Zhang on October 29th, 2003.
Min Chen (January 30th, 1983) from Shanghai, China. Chen’s father was an airline executive and his mother was a police officer. They were sending him money at the time he committed the crime. At the time of his crime Chen had dropped out of school and was fearing there was a chance he may be deported. He thought that if he got $25,000 he could enter into a marriage and stay.in Canada. He was desperate. (He claims)
Chen was friends with a female who was a boarder at the Zhang’s home. Chen had visited the Zhang home on a few occasions and had even met Cecilia before. That could of been why she was comfortable being near him or at least familiar with him. Whatever the case may be Chen went to the Zhang Whitehorn Cres. home between 3am and 4am on October 29th, 2003 and snatched her out of a window. He put a towel he brought with him over Cecilia’s mouth when she started to scream. He then placed her in the trunk of his car. When Chen checked on Cecilia later on he had discovered she had stopped breathing and was dead.
Cecilia’s parents also mortgaged their house in order to have money ready in case of a ransom demand. But one never came.
On March 27th, 2004 the decomposed remains of Cecilia Zhang were found in a wooded area in Mississauga. At the time they couldn’t determine the time of death or whether or not she had been sexually assaulted.
Cecilia Zhang was 9 years old at the time of her kidnap and murder. She was a grade 4 student enrolled in the gifted program at Seneca Hill Public School. She moved to Canada from China when she was 4 years old in 1998.
Chen pleaded guilty to Cecilia’s murder on May 9th, 2006. He claims the death was accidental. The judge is required to impose a life sentence, which means Chen will not be eligible for parole for between 10 and 20 years, depending on the circumstances of the case. If for some strange reason he gets released he will almost cetainly be sent back to China. Will he get released? I hope not but who knows that guy that chopped that guy’s head off on the greyhound bus can roam around free now so anything is.
Canada is too nice. They did this why? ??
Just three years after Min Chen was imprisoned for snatching nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang from her Toronto home in the middle of the night and killing her, he’s been quietly transferred out of maximum-security Kingston Penitentiary. The baby-faced child killer was secretly moved last week to a prison in British Columbia so he can be closer to family in China,https://www.cancrime.com/2009/04/15/exclusive-cecilia-zhang-killer-moved-closer-to-home/