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Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Stabbing Roommate to Death in Jersey City

Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced on Thursday, August 18, 2022, that Tong Cheng, 28, of Jersey City, was sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison for the stabbing death of his roommate Yuting Ge, 23, on August 8, 2020.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, Cheng pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter on May 11, 2022. 

“The State hopes the conclusion of these proceedings provides comfort to the victim’s family as they continue to cope with the loss of a promising young man who had his entire life ahead of him,” said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Salzer.

Prosecutor Suarez stated that on Saturday, August 8, 2020, just after 12:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on New York Avenue near Hutton Street on a report of a suspicious condition. 

Responding officers found a lifeless male – later identified as Yuting Ge, 23, of Jersey City. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the Cause of Death was determined to be Multiple Stab Wounds and the Manner of Death was determined to be Homicide. 

Ge was a student at Stevens Institute of Technology at the time of his death. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that Cheng, an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School, was arrested without incident at a hotel in Weehawken on Monday, August 10, 2020.