Son charged with murder of mother

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 February, 2008, 12:00am

The son of a former chairman of China Life Insurance will appear in Eastern Court today after being charged with the murder of his mother.

Wang Zhejun, 36, is a senior manager at a Japanese insurance firm in Central. He has been detained in Castle Peak mental hospital since his arrest on Tuesday morning at his luxury flat in Star Street, Wan Chai.

A post mortem examination found the mother, Zhan Qiuxia, 62, died from multiple knife wounds to the head.

The suspect's father, Wang Xianzhang, 65, served as the chairman of China Life Insurance from 2000 to July 2005. The company is listed in Hong Kong, on the mainland and in New York.

The elder Mr Wang is also a delegate of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Insurance Association of China.

The dead woman ran an import-export company in Hong Kong.

Her body was found in the flat on the 27th floor of Star Crest Tower by a security guard who noticed that the door was open at 12.40am on Tuesday while doing a regular patrol.

Paramedics declared her dead at the scene.

Police found a bloody chopper in a bedroom.