ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 12HF2960
Date: January 28, 2015
*Defendant out of custody on bail was scheduled to appear for a scheduled pre-trial hearing today
NEWPORT BEACH – A Newport Beach man is wanted by law enforcement after failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing today on a charge for murdering his wife in their Newport Beach home. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, is charged with one felony count of murder faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison if convicted. The defendant was out of custody after posting $1 million bail on Dec. 21, 2012, and failed to appear for a scheduled pre-trial hearing today.
On the morning of Oct. 10, 2012, Chadwick is accused of murdering his wife, Quee Chadwick, in their Newport Beach home over a dispute regarding a possible divorce and related financial issues. He is accused of then disposing of the victim’s body in an unknown location. Continue reading