A Lynn man who killed his ex-girlfriend in 2013 and dumped her body in an East Boston parking garage, has been sentenced to life in prison.
On Monday, a jury convicted Chhoeut Chin, 43, of the second-degree murder of 32-year-old Sherry Leigh Bradley. A judge sentenced him on Wednesday after Bradley’s daughter delivered a victim impact statement to the court.
Chin and Bradley, who also lived in Lynn, had been in an abusive relationship in the spring and summer of 2013. Trial testimony revealed that Chin threatened, harassed and abused Bradley, and began stalking her and waiting outside the home where she moved in late July.
On the night of July 31, Bradley was hanging out in her home with a friend when she left to get food, but never returned. On the morning of Aug. 1, a blue Mazda entered an East Boston parking garage, and .
Although investigators were never able to establish where Bradley was murdered, they built a case around Chin that included surveillance video footage, witness statements and cellphone records. Officials ruled Bradley’s death a homicide in 2014, and Chin was indicted for her murder.
In court, Bradley’s daughter, who is now 16 years old, called Chin an “evil man” and recalled the pain of burying her mother.
“No child should have to see her mother like that,” the girl said. “I try my hardest to make my mom proud. It was not her time. It was too soon.”
A second-degree murder conviction comes with a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 or more years. Judge Jeffrey Lock set Chin’s parole eligibility at 20 years.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley reminds victims of domestic abuse and violence that they should call 911 in an emergency, but there are also other resources available:
SafeLink, a statewide DV hotline, can be reached at 877-785-2020. SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as TTY at 877-521-2601. It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages.