Daniel Matt Chen (B. 1966) was an Engarian politician and former president of Engary. He has been president between 1992 and 1994 when he was impeached. Dan was also the youngest president in the country. In 1993, He was considered as a "Murderer" when he murdered the foreign secretary Darcy Reyes. She died after being stabbed in the back. In 2018, Daniel died when he committed suicide in his own home in Komapest.
Daniel was born on September 2nd, 1966 in Komapest. His father walked out in 1967. His mother also walked out 2 years later. He lived alone at home, so he was raised in a series of foster homes.
As health secretary
Dan Chen first entered politics in 1990 when he became a health secretary. He was the youngest person to be appointed as a health secretary, At the age of 24. He resigned as health secretary a year later in 1991.
As president of Engary
On June 22nd, 1992, Dan Chen announced that he is running for the 1992 presidential election. On August 20th, Daniel won the election with an overwhelming majority. He was inaugurated on October 11th. Daniel has been in office until 1994 when he resigned after being impeached by the Engarian supreme court.
The murder of Darcy Reyes
On April 23rd, 1993, Darcy Reyes, the then-foreign secretary, was murdered after being stabbed to death. 2 days later, it was revealed that the president himself committed the crime, which later shocked not just Engary, but the entire world. The then-president of Ivona Land Felix Van Brenen was also briefed on the murder where he described the murder as "Shocking" and "Horrifying". He also stated that no world leaders whatsoever have to commit a crime.
Impeachment trial (1993-94)
On September 4th, 1993, the Engarian supreme court launched an impeachment trial against Dan over the crime he committed. Dan himself also took part in the trial where he admitted that he murdered darcy.
On August 26th, 1994, the supreme court held an impeachment vote on whether the president should be impeached or not. They later voted to impeach Dan. On the same day, Dan Chen resigned due to the aforementioned impeachment vote.
On August 22nd, 1997, police have arrested Dan over the murder of the former foreign secretary. Meanwhile, on January 19th, 1998, a trial has begun in the Komapest courthouse, with lawyer Wiley Walsh leading the defense. The first hearings began on January 26th, but Dan didn't appear in court, but his parents did show up.
On May 19th, 1998, popular Engarian TV Chef and actor Alan Griffiths appeared in court. He testified that he met the president during the honors the day before the former foreign secretary was murdered. He later added that this was the most shocking crime he has ever seen.
On July 15th, Dan's parents appeared in court where they gave out their evidence about the crime their son committed. Dan also appeared in court where he testified that the reason why he murdered Darcy was that she didn't listen to him. The court later finds that in 1971, Dan stabbed his sister Brenda in the leg. Though he wasn't arrested due to his age, he was sent on a series of foster homes between 1971-1986.
On November 19th, Dan's brother Rylan and Darcy's friend Honor both appeared in court where they testified that Dan is a "Murderer" and he should be locked up in prison forever.
On April 26th, 1999, Dan Chen was found guilty and he was later sentenced to 5 years in prison over the murder.
Release & death
On October 22nd, 2004, Dan Chen was released from prison after he behaved well in there. When he returned, he lived in his own home in Komapest.
On November 24th, 2017, Dan Chen was diagnosed with depression. In the front cover of the day's edition of the Komapest times, Dan Can be seen crying in his living room.
On July 4th, 2018, Dan was given an exclusive interview with Wiki TV's Good Morning Engary where he said that he doesn't want to live anymore, later adding that living alone is terrible.
On September 1st, 2018, the day before his 52nd birthday, Dan Chen died in his own home. According to the Komapest times, they stated that the cause of Dan's death was that he committed suicide by stabbing himself in the chest.
The funeral of Dan Chen was held on November 10th, 2018 at the saint joseph's catholic church in Komapest. Many notable people have attended the funeral, including prime minister Sandra Robertson. The funeral later continued in the komapest cemetery where Dan's body was buried.