Woman Critically Injured In Murder Try
A 53-year-old Flushing man has been ordered held without bail following his arraignment last Thursday, May 31, on second degree attempted murder and other charges for allegedly striking his wife about the head and body with a meat cleaver.
The suspect was identified by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as Kang L. Wang, 53, of Parsons Boulevard in Flushing. Wang was arraigned last Thursday before Queens Criminal Court Judge Joseph Zayas on an indictment charging him with one count of second-degree attempted murder, one count of firstdegree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
He was ordered held without bail and to return to court on June 14.
“This is a disturbing case in which a woman has allegedly been brutally attacked by her husband,” Brown said in a statement. “Now the victim remains in critical condition and the defendant is facing serious charges that could, and should, lead to a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted.”
According to the charges, at approximately 5:40 a.m. on May 23, Wang struck his 52-year-old wife numerous times with a meat cleaver about her head and body causing numerous wounds and bleeding. The couple’s 22-year -old son witnessed the alleged attack.
The victim was taken to a local Queens hospital where she was admitted in critical condition with multiple open gaping wounds and a possible brain injury. She allegedly sustained approximately 60 stab wounds.
The investigation was conducted by detectives assigned to the 109th Precinct Detective Squad.
Assistant District Attorney Joyce A. Smith of the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Bureau is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Scott E. Kessler, bureau chief, and Kelly E. Sessoms-Newton, deputy bureau chief, and the overall supervision of Charles A. Testagrossa, executive assistant district attorney, Major Crimes Division and Daniel A. Saunders, deputy executive assistant district attorney.
It was noted that an indictment is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.