Cousin Ming Don Chen charged after Qiao Zhen Li and her four children are stabbed to death in Sunset Park

A Chinese immigrant was arrested Sunday on five counts of murder in the deaths of his cousin's wife and her four children in a stabbing

Kevin Zhou, 5, and William Zhou, 1, were found dead at their home in Sunset Park last night along with their two sisters and mother.

Kevin Zhou, 5, and William Zhou, 1, were found dead at their home in Sunset Park last night along with their two sisters and mother. (10/27/13)

SUNSET PARK - A relative is facing charges after a woman and her four children were found brutally stabbed to death inside their Sunset Park home.

Qiao Zhen Li and her four children were found fatally stabbed Saturday night. Police say 25-year-old Ming Don Chen, a cousin of Li's husband, was arrested at the scene.

Police say they responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed inside a house at 870 57th St. at around 10:44 p.m. Upon arrival, police say they found 37-year-old Li and her four children unresponsive with multiple stab wounds. They had been stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Three of the children were pronounced dead at the scene. EMS crews rushed Li and another child to area hospitals, where both were pronounced dead.

Police have identified the young victims as 9-year-old Linda Zhou, 7-year-old Amy Zhou, 5-year-old Kevin Zhou and 1-year-old William Zhou.

Officials say Chen is a Chinese immigrant living in the country since 2004. They say he been staying with the family for the past couple of weeks.

Detectives say Chen has implicated himself in the deaths. He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder, plus criminal possession of a weapon.

Investigators have not released details on a possible motive.

Chen is facing five counts of first degree murder, five counts of second degree murder and five counts of criminal possession.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The incident occurred at the corner of Caton 1 Woman fatally struck by tractor-trailer on Caton Ave.
2 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they like 3 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
Two males robbed $282 from a 9-year-old boy 4 Police: 9-year-old robbed of $282
VIDEO: President Obama hold final news conference of 5 VIDEO: President Obama holds final news conference of presidency, Part 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE