27 Years for Suspect in Disemboweling of NYC Woman

The unemployed man killed the owner of an unemployment agency after he couldn't find a job

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011  |  Updated 7:01 PM EDT
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27 Years for Suspect in Disemboweling of NYC Woman

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A man who sought help from a New York City employment agency but still couldn't find a job has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to following the owner home and disemboweling her.

Huang Chen pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gruesome 2010 killing of Qian Wu. He was sentenced Wednesday.

The mutilated body of the 46-year-old was found in her home after a neighbor noticed seeping blood.

Prosecutors say Chen had sought help at her employment agency in 2006 but didn't find a job, and had attacked her. The woman filed a complaint, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday the killing was in retribution for the complaint.

He faced life in prison had he been convicted at trial of second-degree murder.

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