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UPDATE: Roommate Charged in Stabbing Death of 23-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Jersey City Apartment

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County officials have announced that the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Tong Cheng, 26, of Jersey City, in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Yuting Ge in his New York Avenue apartment in Jersey City.

Cheng, an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School, and Ge, a current graduate student at Stevens, shared an apartment.

Cheng was arrested without incident just before 4:30 a.m. on Monday, August 10 at a hotel in Weehawken.

Cheng has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

On Saturday, August 8, 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 Ge, with multiple lacerations throughout his body. He was pronounced deceased at 12:55 p.m. at the scene.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.