Summit medical examiner rules stabbing a death a 'homicide'

by Andrew Schunk Twinsburg bulletin Editor Published:

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, was arrested by Twinsburg police Feb. 24 at the home without incident and charged with aggravated murder.

A preliminary hearing for Wong, a former engineer, was March 4 before Stow Municipal Court Judge Lisa Coates. Results of the hearing were not available by press time March 4.

Wong's attorney, Brian M. Pierce, of Akron-based firm Gorman Malarcik and Pierce, did not return calls seeking comment March 4.

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.

"He has some assets, and he does not have a prior record," Twinsburg Law Director David 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, a private court reporter with Akron-based Mehler and Hagestrom and most 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.

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