Chief suspect in W Hotel drug death sentenced to 10 years

Appeals are still possible

Taiwan News
Daqte3: 2017/06/30
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday sentenced the man thought responsible for

Andy Chu at a previous court appearance. (By Central News Agency)

the death of a 21-year-old woman after a drug party at the W Hotel in Taipei to 10 years in prison. Appeals were still possible.

Andy Chu (朱家龍), 29, was found guilty of having supplied the drugs that led to the death of the woman, named Kuo (郭). Because he also owns a Canadian passport, a court deemed him a flight risk and allowed him to be detained last March. He was not in court for Friday’s verdict.

Investigators found that Kuo had died after having consumed at least eight different types of narcotics. When she fell ill, Chu allegedly tried to cover up the drug party, had Kuo injected with a substance to play down her overdose, and had the hotel room cleaned up.

Two men at the party took the model by taxi to a hospital, but due to her deteriorating condition, she was transferred to another hospital, where she died later that day, in December last year.

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