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News Release

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Son Tortures, then Strangles Mother to Death NR15038jr

Los Angeles: On February 1, 2015, around 8 p.m., LAPD officers responded to a radio call at an apartment located on the 1300 block of Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. Inside the apartment officers discovered a 46-year-old Asian female had been murdered.

Victim Yi Tung Weng was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. After interviewing the victim's 22-year-old-son, Chen Chao Ming, detectives determined he was the suspect. According to Central Area Homicide Detectives, the suspect tortured and struck his mother with a hammer and then strangled her to death. Mr. Ming was arrested and transported to Central Area Station pending further investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Central Detective Desk at (213) 833-3750. After hours, please contact Central Division at (213) 485-6606, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."