Bond set for $1 million in Twinsburg murder

by Andrew Schunk | Twinsburg Bulletin Editor Published:

A Stow Municipal Court judge on Monday set bail at $1 million cash for a Twinsburg man charged with aggravated murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Tami Wong, 46, at their Abrams Drive home Sunday, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Glenn Wong, 50, was arrested at his 3138 Abrams Drive home without incident Sunday and arraigned by video from Summit County Jail in Stow Municipal Court on Monday, when he pleaded not guilty to the aggravated murder charge. Judge Lisa Coates set bail at $1 million cash following his plea. Wong remains in custody at the jail.

The case will likely be bound over to Summit County Court of Common Pleas, where Wong will be arraigned for a second time in that court, according to Twinsburg Law Director David Maistros. A preliminary bindover hearing had not yet been set as of press time.

During his arraignment, Wong said he can afford an attorney, and that he does not currently have one.

"He has some assets, and he does not have a prior record," Maistros said. "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 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 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, Twinsburg Lt. Michael Nakata said.

"Our hearts go out to these two children," said Police Chief Chris Noga on Monday. "No child should ever have to endure this kind of tragedy and we ask our community to keep them in their thoughts and prayers."

Officers responded first to a domestic violence 911 call at 7:06 a.m. from the daughter, and a second call came from the daughter, also a 911 call, at 7:10 a.m., while officers were en route.

In a harrowing 911 audio transcript released by the Twinsburg Police Department Monday, screams can be heard initially in the background as the daughter says to the Twinsburg dispatcher, " ... excuse me, excuse me, ... My Dad is murdering my Mom ... I really don't know what's happening."

And then at 1:54 minutes into the 911 call: "Hospital! Ambulance! The police! I'm telling you, the police!"

Glenn Wong was also transported to the Twinsburg Cleveland Clinic with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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

Contact this writer at 330-541-9424 or aschunk@recordpub.com

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