It’s a terrible crime we could never dream would happen in Wilmington- but it did.
Rather than the streets of a New York City, our charming southern port community was the home of murder beyond reason.
Every murder is senseless, of course. But this murder involved six men under the age of 21 and a 60 year old man from China who had come to our country to better support his family—a man searching for a better life.
Zhen Bo Liu had lived in America around 10 years, sending money back to his wife and son regularly - as well as countrymen in need. His plans were to return to China next month and bring his wife back to our country, but Zhen Bo Lui will never see his wife again. On June 14th he was brutally killed when he delivered a take-out order. The men met Lui in his car, shot him and nonchalantly went back to a nearby home to eat the food that their victim had been delivering.
This certainly is not one of my “feel good” stories. But I do have a reason to include this distressing account in the “Walk the Talk” blog. Though Lui is dead, his family is very much alive and in need of financial support to pay for their travel from China, the arrangements for his funeral, and legal council.
A fund has been set up by the family’s attorneys. Donations to Liu's family can be made at any of the Wells Fargo branches in Wilmington.
Checks should be made payable to "Alley Register McEachern Trust Account FBO Zhen Bo Liu."
Donations can also be mailed or delivered to the law firm – Alley, Register & McEachern – at 701 N. 4th St., Wilmington, N.C., 28401.
Let’s walk the talk.