Cops Arrest Killer of Flushing Couple

Mugshot of Sai Chun Lam. Photo courtesy of NYPD.

Mugshot of Sai Chun Lam. Photo courtesy of NYPD.

By Christina Carrega

A Queens man with a history of disputes with a married couple was remanded to Rikers Island on Sunday evening for knifing the pair to death inside their home.

Dating back to Nov. 1, Sai Chun Lam had the police called on him for verbal and physical disputes with 67-year-old Chunfu Lui and 64-year-old Deyu Zhai, according to court documents.

On that date, Lui called the police when Lam and Zhai got into a verbal argument inside 144-55 37th Avenue and pushed his wife to the ground. The fall caused the woman to hit her head on the floor of their second-floor apartment, according to the criminal complaint.

Two weeks later on Nov. 13, Lam showed up at the Flushing apartment again, this time, allegedly armed with a knife.

Lam, 52, was allegedly seen on video surveillance fleeing the bloody scene where Lui and Zhai were found dead with multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Police arrested Lam on Saturday on two charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Queens Supreme Court Judge Eugene Guarino remanded Lam to Rikers Island without any bail amount and ordered him back to court on Dec. 10.

If convicted, Lam faces up to 50 years to life in prison.