Jury selection begins in trial of Twinsburg man accused in wife's murder

By Conner Howard | TWINSBURG BULLETIN Published:

TWINSBURG -- Evidence collected from three separate psychiatric evaluations cannot be used in the trial of Glenn Wong, an Abrams Drive man accused of aggravated murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Tami Mitchell Wong, in February 2013.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher made the decision last week to exclude the evidence from the evaluations of Wong, 51.

The trial is set to begin with opening arguments and testimony at 9 a.m. today.

Wong's original not guilty plea still stands, Gallagher's bailiff Michelle Manchester noted.

Wong faces one count of aggravated murder, a special felony; one count of murder, a special felony; one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony; one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and one count of domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor in the Feb. 24, 2013, incident at the couple's Abrams Drive home.

Evidence introduced Monday included recorded audio and a transcript of the 911 call made at the time of the offense, medical records and photos of the victim, and statements collected by responding officers.

Wong is not eligible for the death penalty in the matter, assistant Summit County Prosecutor Thomas Kroll said. The trial is expected to last about a week, Kroll added.

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