Newport City Millionaire admits to Murder

Newport City Hall

Newport City Hall

Murder is a relatively common crime throughout the world, and seeing a case reported on the news isn’t out of the ordinary. However,  this recent murder case is something unique. After what was likely a series of harsh arguments, Peter Chadwick, a millionaire, killed and dumped his wife’s body in a gas station’s trash bin. After doing such an act, he then fled the scene. Approximately seven years had passed since Peter murdered his wife, Quee Choo, and after many getaways from the police, Peter Chadwick was finally captured and sentenced for 15 years to life.

A lot was said during Peter’s trial, ranging from remembrance of the deceased to disturbing breakdowns. After making his way into court, Chadwick didn’t last long before he finally burst into tears. As he wept, Peter stated that his family was split because of him. Obviously, Chadwick’s family did fall apart because of Quee Choo’s untimely death, but this didn’t stop Chadwick from attempting to comfort his family. As stated by Peter himself, he hopes that his family can “Somehow carry on remembering what kind of a person she was. Such a great person, so loving, and she cared for everyone. I am sorry for what happened”. 

In addition to Peter’s statements, the family members of Q.C. shared their past experiences with the victim and what happened after her passing. Quee Choo’s older brother was among the many family members who spoke up. To summarize his statement, the brother had lived with his sister for many years, and they even migrated to the U.S together. Because of their incredibly close connection, Choo’s brother said that he felt responsible for her death, as it was he who gave his blessing to Choo. After moving on from his sister’s death, Choo’s brother had a new problem on his hands. Taking care of one child is hard enough, but Quee Choo had three sons, which were all under the custody of her brother. A huge part of the problem was not finances but commutes. The boys received their education in Orange County, which is roughly 50 miles from Pasadena, the place where they were staying. This meant the brother had to take the three boys to school, along with his own daughter, as well as chaperone them to their extra-curricular activities.

All in all, the case of Peter Chadwick is unique, yet not something one should take lightly. Many don’t think about what happens to the victim’s families after such an act, but support is needed to help these families recover both financially and mentally.