Bradley Robert Dawson Charged for Killing Wife Christe Chen on Their Fiji Honeymoon

Bradley Robert Dawson, a 38-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee has been charged for allegedly murdering his wife, Christe Chen, aged 36 on their honeymoon. The couple had traveled to Fiji and were staying in Fiji’s Turtle Island Resort at Yasawa Islands.

The said resort is a world-famous luxury island resort that was a location for the 1980 movie The Blue Lagoon. It houses only 14 couples at a time and offers several luxurious amenities to the guests. The resort provides access to private beaches, cuisines, horseback riding, etcetera. Many celebrity couples are known to have honeymooned at the resort including Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, as well as Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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Details of the charges on Bradley Robert Dawson

According to Dawson’s attorney, He found her dead in the hotel room on 9th July and is unaware of the cause of her death. While the authorities are thinking that he murdered his wife on 9th July, Bradley Robert Dawson has claimed to be innocent of any charges. The suspicions got strong as he refused to cooperate with the forensic officials. Now, the police prosecutors are hoping to get a court order. On July 13, He was presented at the High Court in Lautoka. He is to be held in remand for two additional weeks till his second court date on July 27.

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Friends and Neighbours were shocked at the news

The couple resided in the Cooper-Young locality of Memphis. As per reports, a neighbor told that they seemed to be a good couple. They had spoken with Christe just before the trip and she was very excited about her honeymoon in Fiji. People who know the couple said that they had married recently following their whirlwind romance. Christe’s friends were unaware of her death and came to know of it recently.

They are highly shocked at the news. One of her college friends and previous colleague Jenna Bostick, said, quote, “She was a fun person who has so many friends and always wanted everyone to feel included.” “She was warm and kind, loved her family, and loved dogs,” another of her friend told.

Death of an award-winning pharmacist

Bradley Robert Dawson worked for a non-profit organization, Youth Villages, that works to uplift children having emotional, and mental issues. He was working as an IT professional but following the charges he has been suspended till further information.

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Whereas, Christe Chen was a renowned pharmaceutical scientist. She was an award-winning pharmacist from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She researched the social determinants of health in low-income localities. Recently before her death, she worked as a pharmacist for Kroger’s chain of grocery stores in Memphis.

She was very passionate about her work. Earlier this year she received funds for her research, She then said, quote, “I am excited to see the improvement in medication adherence after patients receive resources to help their disparities. The grant will give me a way to deliver training to pharmacy personnel, as well as present this idea to other pharmacists throughout the nation.” From both their professions it seems that the couple was really enthusiastic about social work. Therefore, the news of this unusual crime is extremely hard to believe.

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