Double-Murderer MD Admits to Brutal Killings; Avoids an Ugly Trial

In the city of Seattle, Doctor Louis Chen is back in court this week for his sentencing hearing. He had changed his “not guilty’ plea to “guilty” last February, admitting that in a fit of rage he stabbed his live-in man-friend to death, and then slashed the throat of their two-year-old son, in August 2011.

Dr Louis Chen

Doctor Louis Chen, seen here with Cooper Chen, before he slashed the child’s throat

Chen – who was supposed to stand trial in April – was originally charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder. But early in the case, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided not to seek the death penalty, leaving life in prison without the possibility of parole as the only possible punishment, had Chen been convicted as charged.

Bloody KnifeChen was naked and covered in dried blood when police arrived at the home. They found the bodies of 29-year-old Eric Cooper – stabbed more than 100 times – and their son Cooper Chen, whose neck had been repeatedly slashed. The child was found butchered in a bathtub.

 Search warrants filed in the case indicate the two men were in the middle of a nasty  breakup at the time of the attacks.

Chen, now age 44, eventually confessed to premeditated First Degree Murder for the death of the child, and Second Degree Murder for Eric Cooper’s killing.

The physician, who trained as a resident at UCSD San Diego, faces a sentence of 50 years in Washington State Prison.

Here’s another look at this awful case:




2 thoughts on “Double-Murderer MD Admits to Brutal Killings; Avoids an Ugly Trial

  1. Ron Slade, Pharm.D. says:

    Kill this degenerate S.O.B. Why punish the taxpayer for 50 years?

  2. Unbelievable! Prison or Mental Institution please!

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