Cleaver Hubby Denied Bail
A Flushing husband last week pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after he smacked his wife in the head with a meat cleaver.
Kung Wang, 53, was ordered held without bail at his first court appearance in the grisly attack. The hearing was live-streamed from the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric ward where the Queens grocery store clerk has been under supervision since his arrest in the May 24 attack.
His wife, Hui Zhen Liu, 52, remains in critical condition since the attack at the couple’s Parsons Boulevard home.
After slashing Liu with the cleaver inside their home, Wang chased the blood and gore covered woman down the street until their son and an ex-Marine passerby grabbed and held him until police arrived.
Law enforcement sources said Wang spent time in the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in 1987, after he attacked his brother with a cleaver.
Neighbors heard Liu’s blood-curdling screams during the early morning attack and called 911, police sources said.
Liu suffered a dozen lacerations on her head, back, neck and hand and was taken to New York Hospital of Queens, where she was listed in critical condition.
Police recovered the bloody machete on Parsons Boulevard, near the construction site where Liu collapsed.
Wang was charged with assault, attempted criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon.