American English Teacher Charged With Rape & Murder in China
August 27, 2021
NINGBO, China—Shadeed Abdulmateen, a University of Phoenix graduate and English teacher at the Ningbo Institute of Engineering has been charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old student engineering student, Chen Shijun.
The crime took place on the evening of June 14. Chen’s body was discovered the following day about half a mile from the Ningbo Institute. Her parents were immediately notified and were asked to come to the local police station and identify the body.
“The police took us to see the [body]. At that time, I almost fainted. My daughter had dozens of kni[fe] [wounds] on her face, and a knife [wound] at the main artery of her neck was very deep,” one of the parents stated.
An initial investigation gave Chinese authorities enough probable cause to arrest Shadeed Abdulmateen. After a standard session of “interrogation,” Abdul confessed to the murder, which he states happened because of an “emotional dispute”, “relationship issues,” and “Asians weren’t doing what they were told,” in reference to a line said by Chris Tucker’s character in Rush Hour 2.
After a session of Chinese interrogation, Abdul happily provided authorities with the generation location of where they could find the evidence pertaining to the murder.
On June 19, over 100 police officers organized into search parties and located the murder weapon and other tools Abdul used when he brutally raped and murdered the engineering student along the Yongjiang River.
Shadeed Abdulmateen has been an English teacher at the engineering institute since 2016. According to online sources, Abdul has a history of harassing girls at the school, harassing them on WeChat, and it got to the point where female students were afraid of attending his class.
The Ningbo Institute initially tried denying responsibility for the murder because of the fact it happened outside of campus. However, upon a visit by Chinese authorities, the school miraculously decided to take full responsibility for the murder and offered financial and emotional support to the parents.