Abrams Drive murder case heads to grand jury

Medical examiner rules Feb. 24 stabbing of Tami Wong a 'homicide'

by Andrew Schunk | Editor Published:

Twinsburg -- Glenn Wong, 50, accused of aggravated murder in the Feb. 24 stabbing death of his wife of 11 years, Tami Mitchell Wong, will be bound over to Summit County Court of Common Pleas after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing at the municipal court level March 4.

A grand jury at the county court will decide whether to indict Wong, of Abrams Drive, on the aggravated murder charge, and an arraignment would follow an indictment, according to court officials.

Wong's Akron-based attorney Brian Pierce said a grand jury typically takes between 30 and 45 days to decide on an indictment.

"I would just say this is a very difficult time for Mr. Wong and his family," Pierce said March 5. "We'll have to wait and see at this point what the grand jury does."

Pierce declined further comment on the case.

The Summit County Medical Examiner ruled the Feb. 24 stabbing death of the 46-year-old Abrams Drive woman a homicide by "multiple and incised wounds."

According to the Feb. 26 ruling by Dr. Lisa Kohler, Tami Mitchell Wong suffered stab wounds to the chest, head, back and arm allegedly during a domestic situation with her husband just after 7 a.m. at the couple's Abrams Drive home.

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

Wong, a former engineer, appeared in prison garb in Stow Municipal Court March 4 and waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Judge Lisa Coates. He will be bound over to Summit County Court of Common Pleas and remains in custody at Summit County jail on a $1 million cash bail.

Wong appeared by video from the county 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 Feb. 26. "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 Mitchell 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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