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May 2, 2017: Monterey Park Man Convicted of Stabbing Wife in Domestic Violence-Related Attack

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
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A 64-year-old man was convicted today of attacking his wife in Monterey Park last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The jury deliberated for less than a day before finding Kam Hing Wong guilty of attempted, premediated, deliberate and willful murder in case GA098540.

Jurors also found true a special allegation that the defendant personally used deadly and dangerous weapons, scissors, meat cleaver and knife, during the commission of the crime. Furthermore, jurors found true that Wong inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced June 8 in Department G of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Alhambra Branch. Wong faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Presciliano Duran of the Victim Impact Program, who prosecuted the case, said on March 31, 2016, Wong attacked his wife with a pair of scissors while she was in the shower at their Monterey Park home.

The victim attempted to fight off the defendant, but he continued to slash and stab her with a meat cleaver and a knife as the victim ran through the home, the prosecutor said.

Wong’s wife then ran outside naked and bleeding. A civilian saw the severely injured woman and called police, according to the prosecutor.

When authorities arrived, the defendant was found in the backyard of his home and arrested. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of her wounds. She was slashed and stabbed 32 times, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the Monterey Park Police Department.