For Immediate Release - May 27, 2016

Malden Cabdriver Sentenced in Ipswich Murder

A Malden cabdriver, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 murder of an Ipswich restaurant owner, was sentenced today in Salem Superior Court.

Jun Di Lin, 34, pleaded guilty on September 22, 2104 to manslaughter, intimidate to rob and armed assault to rob a person over 60 years old in connection with beating death of Tony Woo at his Ipswich restaurant, as part of a cooperation agreement.  Mr. Lin testified for the Commonwealth at the trials of Cheng Sun and Sifa Lee, both of whom were convicted of first degree murder.

Judge David Lowy imposed the agreed upon sentence of 15 to 25 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of probation.  Judge Lowy also ordered the defendant to stay away from and have no contact with the victim’s family.

Essex Assistant District Attorneys Kristen Buxton and Philip Mallard represented the Commonwealth.  Mr. Lin was represented by Attorney Frank Santisi and was given 1690 days of jail credit.