Multimillionaire Fugitive Sentenced for Wife's 2012 Killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California multimillionaire who turned a world fugitive after being accused of strangling his spouse in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to fifteen years to life in jail.

Peter Chadwick, 57, was sentenced instantly after pleading responsible to second-degree homicide underneath a plea settlement.

Chadwick tearfully advised an Orange County choose that he was sorry for killing 46-year-old Quee Choo Chadwick, calling her a loving and caring individual, the Orange County Register reported.

“I want I may take it again,” Chadwick stated. “I compounded that by working away from it. I destroyed every part, so I deserve regardless of the courtroom decides.”

Chadwick strangled his spouse on Oct. 10, 2012, at their Newport Seashore ocean-view house throughout an argument over a potential divorce and monetary points, prosecutors stated.

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That afternoon, police went to the house to test on the Chadwicks after neither father or mother had picked up their kids from college, and officers discovered blood stains in a bath and indicators of a wrestle, authorities stated.

Chadwick was picked up the subsequent day in San Ysidro, close to the Mexican border, and later led investigators to his spouse’s physique in a dumpster within the San Diego suburb of Lakeside.

Whereas awaiting trial for homicide, Chadwick was launched on $1 million bond and vanished. He turned a world fugitive. He was positioned on a U.S. Marshals Service most-wanted checklist and a $100,000 reward was supplied for his seize.

He was lastly arrested in 2019 in Puebla, close to Mexico Metropolis.

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