NJ Mom Admits To Suffocating 7-Year-Old Daughter And Infant Son
NJ Mom Admits To Duct-Taping and Zip-Tying Her 7-Year-Old Daughter and Infant Son Before Suffocating Them in Planned Murders
Police say a NJ mom murdered her two young children. Yuhwei Chou has been accused of duct-taping and zip-tying her 7 year-old daughter and infant son. She then suffocated them in a planned murder.
Police in New Jersey say Chou admitted to killing the two children:
Authorities have no motive for the slayings and refuse to speculate about a motive. Autopsy results are forthcoming.
A probable cause affidavit obtained by MyCentralJersey alleges Chou used duct tape and zip ties to facilitate those slayings. Afterwards, she used her own hands to suffocate her children as they sat helpless inside the family’s car on Monday.
Court documents say Chou told police in detail about her efforts on that day. She allegedly said she first drove to a Wawa gas station for lunch. She drove to a True Value hardware store where she purchased the implements of the murders.
Police affidavits say she drove her children to a hunting area along a dirt driveway off the same road.
There, Chou allegedly climbed into the backseat of the car and zip-tied her daughter’s hands. She then duct-taped both her son and daughter’s faces.
She then used her hands to suffocate them until they stopped breathing.
Tow Truck Driver Stumbles Upon NJ Mom And Gruesome Scene
A tow truck driver happened upon the immobile, grey Toyota Corolla stuck in a ditch around 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He got out of his vehicle to help the driver of the car when he noticed the two children bound.
The tow truck driver’s father told New York City-focused CBS affiliate WLNY:
He was shook up. He said he found a lady in the ditch and said he asked her if she was all right and she said no. And then he seen the babies and then he called the cops right away. That’s just sick. I don’t know how you do that.
Police discovered Chou with her own hands zip-tied to the steering wheel. Police also state that Chou allegedly told the responding officers that both her children were dead and that she had zip-tied herself to the steering wheel.
Court documents show Chou has yet to enter a formal plea. Her first court appearance is a detention hearing currently slated for next week.
If convicted as charged, Chou faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first 35 years of any potential sentence. New Jersey does not have the death penalty.
Neighbors have set up a shrine near the family’s home in New Jersey.