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Framingham Couple Threatened To Kill Grandchildren, Burn Down Daughter's House

Yixi Pan and Yimei Chen were arrested Tuesday night by Framingham Police.

A Framingham couple was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening to kill their grandchildren and burn down their daughter’s house.

The 60-year-old man went before a judge Thursday morning with his wife. The two were arrested by Framingham Police after a shoving match at their home, where they had been staying with their adult daughter and her two young children, 8 and 18, reported WHDH-TV.

Yixi Pan and his wife Yimei Chen allegedly threatened their daughter and her family, requesting the $50,000 they say they used to smuggle their daughter into the country from China, according to

Chen and Pan’s daughter called 911 around 9 p.m. and told police her father had slapped her and demanded $60,000, according to police.

In a restraining order hearing, the daughter told Judge James Barretto she and her husband had already paid her father “at least $50,000 or $60,000,” but he wanted more. He said he wanted to be paid for smuggling his daughter and her husband into the United States and to be reimbursed for raising her. He also wanted them to pay for the care he and his wife gave his daughter’s oldest son when they sent him to live with his grandparents in China, reported WCVB-TV.

“Once one of the daughters had the indication the other members of the family weren’t happy about the fact they weren’t being paid back, she thought they were gonna call immigration services,” said defense attorney Michael Brennan reported WBZ-TV. The defense told the TV station stories of what exactly happened in the house Tuesday night keep evolving, in part due to a language barrier.

Chen was released on personal recognizance. Her husband, Pan, was ordered held on $2,000 cash bail.

Pan was ordered to surrender his passport and stay away from his daughter and grandchildren until the case has been resolved, reported WHDH-TV.

Jim Rizoli June 21, 2012 at 09:33 PM
At some point in time you have to pay back the piper! I guess that will teach her to pay her bills. No Christmas presents this year from the parents. Jim@ccfiile.com
Andrew Rodger June 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Wtf! Ship them all back to china...free up some jobs for unemployed Americans...but noooo spend a bunch of $$$$$$ and get it all sorted out for them...lmfao
Ann MacFarland June 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Things that happen these days...
Jim Rizoli June 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Why isn't something being said about the daughter being smuggled in? Wouldn't that be a issue? Not in Framingham....it's a common occurrence I guess. This is what stinks about our judicial system, no one wants to go above and beyond to look at the whole picture. and why this all even happened. I would imagine the grandparents are on SS living in an elderly complex on our dime. I've notice a lot of Chinese live in the Rose Kennedy complex. You gotta love this country..... people come here and finagle their way to collect money and services from our Govt. and then expect to get justice for themselves as they break the law. Smuggling does seem to be illegal for those here saying "how do you know they broke the law"....open you eyes... Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta June 22, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Something IS being said about the "accusation" that someone made about smuggling--it's right there in the article. What you would imagine is wholly irrelevant to this story. And to move from what you imagine about these individuals, to your usual generalizations about the judicial system and "a lot of Chinese" is characteristic of your racism. These "Chinese" that you "notice" in the Rose Kennedy complex--are they American citizens of Chinese descent? Or are they Chinese citizens? Living here legally or illegally? How do you know? You don't know. That is always the point. You don't know. But it's not surprising to find you keeping an eye on people...

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