A 68-year-old man from Tianjin living in Arcadia city, Los Angeles, was imprisoned after killing his 41-year-old daughter-in-law from Harbin on January seventh. The man has since hanged himself in an American prison.
The man, whose name has not been released, moved to the US a few of years ago and struggled to get used to the lifestyle there. His family sold their house back in China, leaving the man with no easy way to return home, a stress that may have contributed to the psychological duress that peaked with the murder of his relative and subsequent suicide.
The Pasadena Star-News reports,
Arcadia police said the motive appears to be related to an ongoing dispute within the family. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Xiaolin Li of Arcadia. Officers found a woman with multiple stab wounds inside an apartment and were directed to a possible suspect who had just left the location.
The man was soon arrested and sent to a local jail, only to be found dead, hanging in his cell on Wednesday.
This event has added to LA residents’ concerns about new Chinese immigrants, and has prompted some psychological experts and community organizers to call for more attention to the psychological health of the new immigrant families.
By Isabel Quan