Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Wife in Restaurant

Parsippany resident charged with first-degree murder in Lake Hiawatha incident.

A Parsippany man has been accused of fatally stabbing his wife inside a Lake Hiawatha restaurant on North Beverwyck Road late Friday night, the Morris County Prosecutor said.

Jiu Jian Zheng, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder, fourth-degree unlawful posession of a weapon and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Zheng's wife, Yun Fei Lin, 34, was found dead inside Kazumi Sushi at 81 N. Beverwyck Road after Parsippany Police received a 911 call from an individual inside the restaurant Friday night at about 11:40 p.m., the prosecutor's office said.

The couple lived together in Parsippany, the prosecutor's office said. The prosecutor's office could not immediately confirm if the couple owned or worked at the restaurant.

North Beverwyck Road was re-opened late Saturday afternoon after it had been closed since late Friday night as multiple agencies probed the scene. The killing stunned area merchants and residents.

Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Doctor Carlos Fonseca determined the cause of death was significant blood loss from multiple stab wounds, the prosecutor's office said. The manner of death was determined to be homicide, the prosecutor's office said.

Zheng was arrested at the scene Friday night, the prosecutor's office said.

Zheng is expected to be transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1 million cash bail, the prosecutor's office said.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, Morris County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section, Morris County Medical Examiner's Office, Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management responded to the scene.

The New Jersey State Police, Morris Township Police Department, Glen Rock Police Department and the Montville Police Department also assisted with the investigation.

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.

Brett Bickley October 06, 2012 at 08:33 PM
..... To the mothers outside of Kazumi Sushi this morning with their young children peering in through the windows to see the murder scene .... Real Parents of the Year material, ladies ... Let me guess. Wastng time before Honey Boo Boo was on?
P. Regan October 07, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Brett's right..morbid curiosity. Nobody deserves for something so horrible to happen to them. Condolences to her family. A little respect for the victim!
VietNam Vet October 07, 2012 at 06:58 AM
What a hell of a way for someone to die, I guess he took her out for dinner and then he stab her to death, what a pig. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. What a shame for the poor girl to go like that.
Louise October 08, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Someone said they were the owners. Not sure
John October 09, 2012 at 03:14 PM
The Chief put out a press release regarding the incident commending the participation of nine agencies in the investigation. I think his purpose was to show interdepartmental cooperation and the range of safety capabilities provided in the county. The release didn't give detail as to the individual contributions by these agencies and while some are obvious (major crimes unit, Medical Examiners office), I'm curious to know the roles of the two other local PD's, the State Police and particularly the Office of Emergency Management.


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