Man Who Killed Roommate in Jersey City Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – The man who stabbed and killed his roommate in a Jersey City apartment two years ago has been convicted and sentenced to prison.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Tong Cheng, 28, was sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison for the stabbing death of his roommate, Yuting Ge, 23.

Cheng, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4a(1) on May 11, 2022. His sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act. The State was represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Salzer.

“The State hopes the conclusion of these proceedings provides comfort to the victim’s family as they continue to cope with the loss of a promising young man who had his entire life ahead of him,” said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Adam Salzer

According to court documents, 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. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cause of Death was determined to be Multiple Stab Wounds and the Manner of Death was determined to be Homicide. Ge was a student at Stevens Institute of Technology at the time of his death. Cheng, an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School, was arrested without incident at a hotel in Weehawken on Monday, August 10, 2020.

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