A Parsippany man accused of stabbing his wife to death will have a bail hearing Wednesday afternoon in Morris County Superior Court.
Jiu Jian Zheng, 42, is being held is lieu of $1 million cash-only bail at the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz is expected to review the bail amount at Wednesday's hearing at 1:30 p.m. As the defendant speaks Mandarin Chinese, the prosecutor's office said an interpreter has been secured for the hearing.
Zheng faces charges of first-degree murder, fourth-degree unlawful posession of a weapon and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Zheng's wife, late Friday night inside Kazumi Sushi at 81 N. Beverwyck Road. Parsippany Police and other agencies were involved at the scene, where Zheng was arrested.
Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Doctor Carlos Fonseca determined Yun's death a homicide, saying she suffered significant blood loss from multiple stab wounds, the prosecutor's office said.
The couple has two children. They are in protective custody, according to a Daily Record report. NJ.com reports that a custody hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to give the state official custody of the children.
The killing left area merchants and residents saddened and stunned.
The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-2900 or the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stopper Program.