Family of murdered delivery driver speaks out, trust fund set up for donations
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As six involved in the murder of Chinese delivery driver Zhen Bo Liu await trial, his family is left wondering how this could happen.
On Monday, WWAY met with his widow, Yin Mei Fu, who flew from China, and his son, Yu Ziu, and daughter in law who traveled from Canada. They say Zhen had planned to move back home in a few months.
“I try not to think at that moment what happened to him. I really can’t imagine somebody so cold blooded,” says Wei Wei Liu, daughter in law of Zhen Bo Liu, who spoke in behalf of his widow and son.
60-year old Liu had moved to Wilmington five years ago, working to save up enough money to retire with his wife in China. His family says he only had a few months left.
“He already mailed his stuff back home. His clothes and a lot of stuff and he said he would enjoy retirement after,” Wei Wei Liu says.
Liu died while on the job, delivering an order for China King. After shooting Liu twice, his suspected killers sat down to eat the $48 meal just a short distance away from where police found his body slumped in a car.
Police say 15-year-old Mustafaa Friend shot Liu in the foot and say 20-year-old Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr. shot him in the face. Both are charged with murder.
As they plan to bring Liu’s body back home, his widow hopes to see justice brought to those involved.
“We wanted to know what happened to his killers,” Wei Wei says. “We want to see them deserve what they did.”
As the three deal with funeral arrangements in Wilmington, the rest of Liu’s family in China still has no idea what happened.
“We haven’t really told them we saw his body yet,” Wei Wei says. “But, they are still praying for him. They are still hoping it’s not him. Hopefully he can rest in peace.”
The family is setting up a trust fund for his widow to offset funeral and travel expenses. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the offices of Alley Register McEachern at 701 N. 4th Street in Wilmington, or at any local Wells Fargo branch. Any checks should be made payable to “Alley Register McEachern Trust Account FBO Zhen Bo Liu.”
There are funeral expenses and unexpected travel expenses which are expected to amount to about $10,000, which the family hopes to offset by donations.
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