A 63-year-old man was charged today with stabbing his wife in their Monterey Park home last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
Kam Hing Wong (dob 12/19/52) has been charged with three felony counts in case GA098540: attempted premeditated murder, injuring a spouse, and making criminal threats.
Wong is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Alhambra Branch. Prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $5 million.
The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant personally used deadly and dangerous weapons, scissors, meat clever and knives, during the commission of the crime. Furthermore, the charging document alleges that Wong inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.
Deputy District Attorney Presciliano Duran of the Victim Impact Program, who is assigned to the case, said on March 31 Wong reportedly 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 allegedly continued to slash and stab her with a meat clever and a knife as the victim ran through the home, the prosecutor said.
Wong's wife then ran outside naked and bleeding and Wong allegedly stabbed her again with a knife, according to the prosecutor. A civilian saw the severely injured woman and called police.
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.
If convicted as charged, Wong faces a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison.
The case is being investigated by the Monterey Park Police Department.
Los Angeles County District Attorney / case GA098540 / April 5, 2016