Tang to Be Released On $10,000 Bail, Kept Under House Arrest
Anna L. Tang, who allegedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend Wolfe B. Styke ’10 multiple times in his Next House room in October, will be released today after a $10,000 cash bail is posted on her behalf. By the terms of her release, she will be under house arrest and must wear a GPS bracelet that tracks her location. She has been detained since her Oct. 23 arrest.
Tang was arraigned Monday on charges of home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, according to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Tang pled not guilty.
According to the clerk’s office of the Cambridge District Court, $10,000 in cash is scheduled to be posted as bail today at 2 p.m. Once the bail is posted, Tang will be released under house arrest with “GPS bracelet monitoring,” according to the press release.
Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Kontz, chief of the district attorney’s domestic violence unit, will prosecute the case. Tang’s next hearing is a pretrial conference, scheduled for Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. Both MIT and Cambridge Police are continuing to investigate the case.
On the morning when Styke was stabbed, MIT Police found Tang in Next House with her backpack and jacket covered in blood and in possession of a buck knife, according to the Cambridge police’s arrest report.
Tang was arrested on Oct. 23 and was detained until Nov. 7, when a court found that she posed a danger to the community and ordered her to be held without bail. Tang was indicted by a Middlesex Superior Court grand jury on Dec. 7. She was a Wellesley College junior at the time of the attack.
Although the terms of Tang’s release include house arrest, the exact location where she will be held has not been disclosed. Tang is no longer a registered Wellesley student, did not complete the fall semester, and no longer lives in her Wellesley dormitory, said Mary Ann Hill, Wellesley’s assistant vice president for public affairs.
It is possible that Tang could be held under house arrest at her family’s home, but it is not clear where that is. Articles in the Boston Globe, the Cambridge Chronicle, and the Boston Herald have said Tang is a resident of South Bend, Ind., but Margaret Fosmoe, a reporter for the South Bend Tribune, said she had been unable to find any record that Anna Tang ever lived in South Bend or graduated from any high school in the area.
Tang’s defense attorney, Robert George, was out of the office on Tuesday and was unavailable for comment.