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Roommate charged in Jersey City murder

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Tong Cheng, 26, of Jersey City, in connection with the stabbing death of Yuting Ge,23, in his New York Ave. apartment in Jersey City.

On Aug. 8 just after 12:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on New York Ave. near Hutton St. on a report of a suspicious condition.

Responding officers found a lifeless 23-year-old male, later identified as Yuting Ge, with multiple lacerations throughout his body.

He was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m. at the scene.

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

Cheng, an alumni 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, Aug. 10, at a hotel in Weehawken.

Cheng has been charged with Murder, a crime of the first degree; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department, Stevens Institute of Technology Police Department, the Hoboken Police Department, the Weehawken Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, Hudson County Regional SWAT, NJ Transit Police, the Maywood Police Department K-9 Unit, and the NJ State Park Police K-9 Unit for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Cheng is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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