‘Teens’ Stab Asian Man to Death and Injure His Wife in The Hague
August 16, 2023
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—Three “teens” were arrested in January for the fatal stabbing death of 39-year-old Wei Chen and severely beating his 41-year-old wife in the street. Witnesses identified the “teens” as “not European.”
European media outlets know the “teens” are not European and turned off all comments on YouTube regarding the Chen murder case.
According to the Public Prosecution Service, two girls aged 15 and 17, and a boy aged 17, approached Chen and his wife as they were closing their cafeteria located in Houtwijk in the Loosduinen district in The Hague.
The three suspects immediately pounced on the Chinese couple and began beating and kicking them in the street. The teens then allegedly stabbed Wei Chen with a knife multiple times.
Responding officers found Chen mortally wounded but could do nothing, reports NL Times.
The three teens were arrested the morning after the stabbing. No motive is known. All three teens will appear in court at the end of September 2023. Two out of three teens have an extensive history of violent behavior, according to NL Times.
One of the suspects, a 17-year-old girl, had to appear in court last year for stabbing her older brother in the leg. Her older brother is also in custody. He’s accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy from Delft with a shotgun in the face at school last year.
The 17-year-old boy who was arrested for Chen’s murder was previously convicted for attacking another teenager with a machete in a Delft shopping center, according to NL Times.
The 15-year-old girl who was also arrested for Chen’s murder has an older brother in prison for a serious stabbing on May 6, 2021. That victim barely survived multiple stab wounds to his ear and lower back.
Now, more than six months after the attack, Wei’s wife nearly faced complete financial ruin. She has been psychologically traumatized from the attack and is unable to keep the cafeteria/snack bar running; especially after spending her all financial reserves.
A GoFundMe campaign has raised over €113,640, far exceeding its €25,000 goal.
Hundreds of flowers and cards littered Cafetaria Houtwijk. Local residents were stunned. Many told NOS the week after Chen’s murder, “He was a very sweet man, and so was his family. It was always busy in the shop.”
Hundreds of people walked a silent march for Chen and his wife the week after the murder.