A 26-year-old Jersey City man was arrested and charged for stabbing his roommate to death inside their apartment over the weekend.
The incident: Tong Cheng, an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School, stabbed his roommate, Yuting Ge, a 23-year-old graduate student of Stevens, inside their apartment on New York Avenue near Hutton Street on August 8, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Tap Into Jersey City reported.
- Jersey City Police Department responded to a call at around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and found a lifeless man, identified as Ge.
- The victim was pronounced dead by authorities at the scene at 12:55 p.m.
- Ge suffered multiple lacerations on his body.
Arrest and charges: Authorities found Cheng at a hotel in Weehawken on Monday at around 4:30 a.m. and was arrested without incident, NBC New York reported.
- Cheng is now facing charges for murder in the first degree, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes in the third degree and unlawful possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
- The cause and manner of death have yet to be released by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
- There is also an active investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the JCPD.
- The incident is the third violent occurrence in the county within a 24-hour period, reported Hudson County View.
Cheng graduated from Stevens in May with a master’s degree in applied mathematics, NJ.com reported. Stevens spokeswoman Thania Benios said Ge was seeking a master’s in electrical engineering.
“This is a heartbreaking loss for the entire Stevens community and our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends,” Benios said.
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