JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 26-year-old Jersey man has been charged with Murder in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Yuting Ge in his New York Avenue apartment. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the suspect, Tong Cheng, was the victim’s roommate.

In a statement, Suarez said that Cheng, an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology Graduate School, where Ge also attended, was arrested before 4:30 a.m. on Monday at a hotel in Weehawken. 

As previously reported, members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on New York Avenue near Hutton Street at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday and found the lifeless Ge with multiple lacerations throughout his body. The victim was pronounced deceased at 12:55 p.m. at the scene. 

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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.

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