The brutal murder of Chen Cheng: Ex-university professor pleads guilty to stabbing wife to death as she 'screamed' for help

Cheng, 35, allegedly pleaded with the neighbors to save her life before informing them that her husband was trying to kill her and asking them to call the cops

The brutal murder of Chen Cheng: Ex-university professor pleads guilty to stabbing wife to death as she 'screamed' for help
Adam Brown (L) has pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of his wife Chen Cheng (R) (9News Australia/Youtube)
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VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: A senior university professor was charged with the murder of his wife in their home after he brutally stabbed her as she battled for her life. Adam Brown pleaded guilty to the court after he confessed on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, to allegedly murdering his wife Chen Cheng, 35.

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Brown, a former Deakin University professor, stabbed his wife to death and Cheng's body was found at the back gate of their house yard in Croydon North, northeast of Melbourne as she was trying to flee from her husband at the time of the murder.

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Adam Brown (L)
Adam Brown (L) was charged with the murder of Chen Cheng (R) (9News Australia/Youtube)

Chen Cheng a young mother, really fought hard to save her life as she tried to escape her husband but was unsuccessful, according to a report by Daily Mail. In a shocking revelation, a neighbor said, "She kept screaming Help! Help! Help! and then it got completely silent." Cheng allegedly pleaded with the neighbors to save her life before informing them that her husband was trying to kill her and asking them to call the cops. A neighbor, who wished to stay anonymous, said that she ran to Cheng's aid after hearing distressing screams from her home after 10 pm. "When I heard the screaming, I could tell someone was in distress," she said.

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Another neighbor, who was also alarmed by the horrifying screams next door, rushed to Cheng's aid the same night of the killing.

When both the neighbors arrived and banged on the front door, Chen reportedly told them, "Call the police, he wants to kill me." One of the neighbors said, "She was shouting and she couldn't get out." The disturbed neighbor who had become friends with Cheng said that she was trying really hard to escape through the front door until she attempted to make a breakthrough from the back gate of the house. The neighbor reported, "She ran through the back garden through the back door as she kept saying,  'Help, help, help me, help me,' and then there was complete silence."

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Cheng's neighbor eventually thought the young mother had fainted. Another neighbor grabbed Cheng's toddler and took him to a nearby safe location. The paramedics then arrived at the crime scene. A neighbor and the paramedics tried to save her life as Brown watched but failed as Cheng died at the scene. The police then arrived and Brown was arrested and taken to Melbourne Assessment Prison where he pleaded guilty through a video and will remain there until his next appearance at the Supreme Court of Victoria in September 2022. 

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