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Man kills his parents and cooks their bodies with rice after inviting them for lunch

By Mason White 10:11 AM March 24, 2015
Henry Chau Hoi-Leung 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was found guilty of two counts of murder after killing his parents, dismembering their bodies and cooking them with rice.

30-year-old Henry Chau Hoi-Leung of China, was sentenced to life in prison over the murder of his parents.

The jury heard that Hoi-Leung had a fallout with his parents when they told him to get a job because they could no longer finance his luxurious lifestyle.

Hoi-Leung accused them of abandoning him and hatched an evil plan to get rid of them.

He invited his parents, Chau Wing-ki, 65, and 62-year-old Siu Yuet-yee, to his home in Hong Kong for lunch.

With the help of his 36-year-old friend, Tse Chun-kei, the son killed his parents. He then chopped up their bodies, and cooked the pieces with rice.

A court heard that Hoi-Leung planned the murder for three months, while buying knives and refrigerators to store the bodies as well as a microwave and a rice cooker to cook them.

According to authorities, some of their body parts were found in his freezers while other parts were found cooked and packed into lunchboxes with rice to make it look like discarded food in an attempt to hide the crime.

Hoi-Leung told officers that he was not in his right mind when he carried out the alleged murder because he was emotionally abandoned by his parents.

However, prosecutor Michael Arthur said: “the crime was premeditated and his planning was very extensive. Therefore, he was charged and convicted of premeditated murder.”