Roommate Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Murder

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Jersey City man is facing up to 30 years in prison with no early release after pleading guilty to charges that he killed his roommate in 2020 in their Jersey City apartment.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, on Wednesday, Tong Cheng, 28, pleaded guilty in connection with the 2020 stabbing death of his roommate, Yuting Ge, 23, on New York Avenue in Jersey City.

Court records show Cheng pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter. The state will be recommending a sentence of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act.

“On Saturday, August 8, 2020, just after 12:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on New York Avenue near Hutton Street on a report of a suspicious condition. Responding officers found a lifeless male – later identified as Yuting Ge, 23, of Jersey City – and he was pronounced dead at the scene,” police reported at the time of the murder. “The cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide. Ge was a student at Stevens Institute of Technology at the time of his death.”