Update: Twinsburg murder case heads to Summit County grand jury

Twinsburg murder suspect Glenn Wong, wife and victim Tami Wong were married for 11 years

by Andrew Schunk | Editor Published:

UPDATE: Twinsburg murder suspect Glenn Wong, accused in the Feb. 24 fatal stabbing of his wife in their Abrams Drive home, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Stow Municipal Court, and will be bound over to the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

Wong's attorney, Brian Pierce, said bail, which was set Feb. 25 by Judge Lisa Coates at $1 million cash, will be addressed again at the common pleas level. At the common pleas court, a grand jury will address the felony charge of aggravated murder and decide whether to indict Wong. An arraignment at the county level would follow the indictment.

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Twinsburg — The Summit County Medical Examiner has ruled the Feb. 24 stabbing death of 46-year-old Abrams Drive resident Tami Wong a homicide by “multiple and incised wounds.”

According to the Feb. 26 ruling by Dr. Lisa Kohler, Wong suffered fatal stab wounds to the chest, head, back and arm during a domestic situation with her husband of 11 years just after 7 a.m. at the couple’s 3180 Abrams Drive home.

Glenn Wong, 50, an engineer by trade, was arrested by Twinsburg police Feb. 24 at the home without incident and charged with aggravated murder.

Wong, appearing in the Stow court March 4 in a red and white striped jumpsuit handcuffs and leg restraints, waived his preliminary hearing and will be bound over to Summit County Court of Common Pleas, where a grand jury will decide whether to indict Wong on the aggravated murder charge. An arraignment would follow the indictment at the common pleas court.

Coates on Feb. 25 set bail at $1 million cash for Wong, who remains in custody at Summit County jail. He appeared by video from the jail in Stow Municipal Court Feb. 25, when he pleaded not guilty to the aggravated murder charge.

Akron-based Brian Pierce, of Gorman Malarcik and Pierce, appeared with Wong March 4 but declined comment on the case.

“He has some assets, and he does not have a prior record,” Twinsburg Law Director David Maistros said Feb. 25. “If he is to post bail, the judge [mandated] that he must turn in his passport and wear a GPS monitor around his ankle. I think the court did a nice job in ensuring [Wong] will be around for trial.”

Tami Wong, a private court reporter with Akron-based Mehler and Hagestrom and more recently Bish & Associates in Wadsworth, was found stabbed multiple times in a first-floor bedroom just after 7 a.m., according to Twinsburg police. Twinsburg EMS transported her to the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center, where she later died.

Two children, a son, 8, and daughter, 10, the latter of whom called 911, were in the home at the time of the stabbing and were uninjured, Twinsburg police said. The children are staying with a relative.

Watch www.twinsburgbulletin.com for updates to this story.

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