Man pleads guilty to hid­ing body

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

CAN­TON, Ohio — An Ohio man who re­ported his fiveyear-old daugh­ter miss­ing be­fore her body was found hid­den at his fam­ily’s restau­rant has pleaded guilty to ob­struct­ing jus­tice and corpse-abuse charges. Liang Zhao also pleaded guilty Mon­day to tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and en­dan­ger­ing chil­dren. He agreed to tes­tify against his wife and will be sen­tenced to 12 years in prison. Au­thor­i­ties say his wife, Ming­ming Chen, re­peat­edly punched the cou­ple’s daugh­ter, Ash­ley Zhao. They say Liang Zhao tried to re­vive his daugh­ter be­fore help­ing his wife hide the body. Au­thor­i­ties say Zhao told 911 dis­patch­ers on Jan. 9 that his daugh­ter had van­ished. Po­lice found her body in­side Ang’s Asian Cui­sine in North Can­ton the next day.

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