Court Rules That Tang Will Remain Confined To Apartment, May Visit Gym
Anna L. Tang, the former Wellesley College junior accused of stabbing Next House resident Wolfe B. Styke ’10, is scheduled for a pre-trial discovery hearing on Monday, July 14 at 2 p.m., according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Tang last appeared in court on Monday, Feb. 4, when the court adjusted the terms of her house arrest to allow her to use a gym, the Wellesley Townsman reported.
The July hearing, which will discuss evidence, will take place at the Middlesex Superior Courthouse. According to the Cambridge Police arrest report, MIT Police found Tang in Next House in possession of a buck knife with her backpack and jacket covered in blood after Styke’s stabbing.
Tang last appeared in court on Monday, Feb. 4, when she requested the conditions of her release be expanded to let her attend church and use a gym located inside the Framingham apartment complex where she resides with her parents, the Townsman reported.
She was granted an adjustment to include the approximately 100 steps to the gym, but Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Kontz told the Townsman that the decision to allow Tang to attend church in Natick is up to the discretion of her probation officer. Since posting bail, Tang has been under constant house arrest; she may only leave her apartment for medical, psychiatric, or court appointments.
The terms of Tang’s release require her to wear a tracking device that ensures she stays in her house, and to carry a GPS monitoring device that tracks her location.
Tang, 20, is no longer a registered student at Wellesley College. She is currently prohibited by court order from entering the city of Cambridge.
Tang was arrested Oct. 23 after allegedly stabbing Styke, her ex-boyfriend, several times in the neck and torso while he slept. She was released Jan. 9 from the MCI-Framingham correctional facility on $10,000 bail, and she is currently scheduled to be tried Jan. 5, 2009 on charges of home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
For more information, including the arrest records of Tang, visit http://www-tech.mit.edu/V127/N49/stabbing/.