Anna Tang’s trial set for June 22

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Anna Tang’s trial date is postponed at a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court on May 24. The agreement was reached between Assistant District Attorney Susanne Kontz, Tang’s attorney Robert A. George, and Justice Bruce R. Henry.
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech

Anna Tang’s trial set for June 22

The trial of Anna Tang, accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend in 2007, has been postponed once again, until June 22 and 23.

It will now be a bench trial before the Justice Bruce R. Henry, not a jury trial, according to Tang’s attorney, Robert A. George. Tang’s trial had most recently been scheduled for May 24.

George said the delay “has been necessitated by a critical delay in the prosecution’s case,” and referred further inquiries to the prosecution, who did not respond in detail.

Tang intends to pursue an insanity defense, George said. She remains under house arrest, and is currently living with her aunt, he said. In August of last year, George told the court that “It is clear to me that Ms. Tang was suffering from mental illness at the time of her arrest.”

Tang will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on June 8.

The Middlesex DA press office had no comment on the delays or developments in the case.

Tang is charged with assault with intent to murder; assault and battery with the intent to cause a serious bodily injury; and home invasion. She is accused of having stabbed Wolfe B. Styke ’10 in his Next House dormitory room while he slept, in October of 2007.

Tang’s father, Jianguo “Jay” Tang, relocated to Shanghai, China last summer where he is suffering through the final stages of terminal liver cancer.

John A. Hawkinson

An earlier version of this article ran on our website on Monday, May 24.