Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg today announced the prison sentence of JARED ENG, 25, for brutally murdering his mother in a Tribeca apartment in January 2019. ENG was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison.
ENG previously pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to one count of Murder in the Second Degree on September 16th.
“This sentencing finally closes a challenging chapter for this family and their loved ones,” said District Attorney Bragg. “I thank our prosecutors for their diligent work and commitment to ensuring accountability.”
On February 4, 2019, ENG reported his mother, Paula Chin, had been missing for several days. In reality, however, Ms. Chin had been viciously beaten and stabbed by ENG in the apartment they shared in Tribeca in an attempt to accelerate his inheritance.
After the murder, ENG sanitized the apartment and transported the body to the family home in Morristown, New Jersey with the help of two others. Ms. Chin’s body was found stuffed in a garbage container on the premises, with multiple stab wounds and signs of blunt impact to her head. Bloody rubber gloves were found during the investigation, along with blood stains and duct tape.
In a series of text messages after the murder, ENG reported “It’s done,” “I’m free,” and that he “got rid of [his] problem.” Within days of the murder, ENG began the process of changing the passwords on Ms. Chin’s bank accounts, searching for inheritance lawyers, and researching various ways to dispose of his mother’s body, including a Google search for “diy bone meal.”
Senior Trial Counsel Joshua Steinglass handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Bureau Chief Robert Ferrari and Lisa DelPizzo, Chief of the Trial Division.
District Attorney Bragg thanked ADAs Sarah Khan and Christopher Foster, team members Jenny Robinson and Emma Lester, and members of the NYPD, particularly from the First Precinct and Manhattan South Homicide Squad, for their extraordinary efforts in this case.
New York, New York
- Murder in the Second Degree, one count
- 22 years to life in state prison