Former Wellesley student Anna Tang has trial postponed
Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Updated: Friday, October 8, 2010 11:10
Anna Tang, a former Wellesley student accused of stabbing her then boyfriend in his Massachusetts Institue of Technology dormitory in October 2007, is set to have her trial on June 22-23 of next year, postponed from the previously set May 24 date.
To many current Wellesley students, Anna Tang is not a familiar name. Members of the class of 2014 said her story has not made them question their decision to matriculate, as every school has its anomalies. Seniors, however, associate the name with a distant memory from their first-year experiences. "Everyone was talking about it," Jo Treitman ‘11 recalls.
According to her criminal docket, Tang was charged of armed assault to murder, dangerous as well as serious bodily injury and home invasion.
Tang pleaded "not guilty" before the court on Jan. 7, 2008, and was issued a bail under specific conditions –including house arrest, GPS monitoring and surrendering her passport.
Under house arrest, Tang was only allowed to leave the boundaries of the apartment where she resided with her parents to attend church, and meet with doctors or lawyers. The court denied a request to modify the conditions of the bail so that Tang could take classes and visit friends.
Tang currently lives with her aunt, as her father was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and now resides in China. Since the United States has no extradition treaty with China, the court denied Tang's request to travel to China on June 30, 2010.
In regards to her rescheduled case next spring, Tang's lawyer, Robert A. George, stated in an interview with the MIT Tech that she would be pursuing an insanity defense.