Monday, July 30, 2012
A Bergen County Grand Jury handed up a two-count indictment charging Charles J. Ann with murdering Aena Hong, whom he allegedly ran over with his car multiple times outside the Fort Lee Community Center in February.
A Fort Lee man was indicted Monday on murder charges in connection with the brutal hit-and-run death of his girlfriend outside the Fort Lee Community Center in February, authorities said. A Bergen County Grand Jury handed up an indictment charging Charles J. Ann, 26, with the murder of 25-year-old Aena Hong, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. Ann, who pleaded not guilty to murdering Hong on Feb. 27, was arrested at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 21, at a friend’s apartment in Flushing, Queens, after a roughly 11-hour manhunt. The alleged incident occurred at about 4:55 p.m. Feb. 20, near the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Inwood Terrace in Fort Lee, where Ann allegedly struck Hong with his car, put it in reverse and then …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Aena Hong’s parents return to Korea with daughter’s ashes after journey to Fort Lee, Palisades Park, report says.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Charles J. Ann made his first court appearance in Bergen County Criminal Court Monday morning.
HACKENSACK—A Fort Lee man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he killed his girlfriend in a brutal hit-and-run attack outside the Fort Lee Community Center on Feb. 21. Bergen County prosecutors charged Charles J. Ann, 26, with murder after he allegedly ran down his girlfriend, Aena Hong, 25, of Fort Lee, with his car after an argument, and then drove over her repeatedly in front of multiple witnesses. An expressionless Ann, wearing an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, was lead into the courtroom, where a court-appointed interpreter placed a device in his ear. Ann stared straight ahead, making eye contact with no one, as Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Wayne Mello described the charges against him, "that Ann purposely or knowingly …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Aena Hong's murals are on permanent display in the children's room of Palisades Park Library; her accused killer will appear in court Monday.
With an outstretched arm, Aena Hong dipped her fine-point brush into the paint as the children gathered around her in anxious anticipation of where she would place her next colorful stroke. She was putting the final dazzling touches on Tinkerbell, bringing to life one of the most beloved children's stories. Hong's life ended abruptly Monday in a brutal hit-and-run attack outside the Fort Lee Community Center, allegedly by her boyfriend, Charles J. Ann. Ann, who was extradited to New Jersey Friday morning and transported to the Bergen County Jail after a stop at the Fort Lee Police Department for fingerprinting and photographing, according to The Record, is scheduled to appear before Presiding Criminal Division Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Officials also say a court date for Charles J. Ann is “likely early next week.”
The Fort Lee man charged with murder in connection with the brutal hit-and-run death of his girlfriend outside the Fort Lee Community Center Monday is expected to be extradited to New Jersey Friday, according to Chief of Detectives Steven Cucciniello of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. First Assistant Prosecutor John L. Higgins also told Patch Thursday, “A court date is likely early next week—probably Monday or Tuesday.” Charles J. Ann, 26, of Fort Lee, was charged with murder, after he allegedly struck 25-year-old Aena Hong, also of Fort Lee, with his car and then drove over her multiple times before speeding off. Officials said the two had been involved in what they described as a “tumultuous dating relationship” for about a year, …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office released details of Charles J. Ann’s arrest Tuesday on murder charges.
A 26-year-old Fort Lee man has been charged with murder in connection with the hit-and-run death of his girlfriend Monday outside the Fort Lee Community Center, where he allegedly struck her with his car and then drove over her multiple times, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced Tuesday. Charles J. Ann of 201 Bridge Plaza North in Fort Lee was charged with the murder of 25-year-old Aena Hong, of Fort Lee, whom he had been dating for about a year, authorities said. Ann is accused of hitting Hong with his car after an argument and then repeatedly driving over her, in front of multiple witnesses, authorities said. At about 4:55 p.m. Monday, Fort Lee police received numerous 911 calls about a pedestrian struck at the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed accident but released few details.
Fort Lee police and county investigators remained at the scene Monday night of an apparent fatal hit-and-run in front of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is investigating what it called a "serious motor vehicle accident" that occurred at about 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Inwood Terrace involving "a vehicle that struck a pedestrian," Bergen County First Assistant Prosecutor John Higgins confirmed Tuesday morning. But county prosecutors released no further details. NBC New York reported that homicide investigators were looking into the accident, in which a woman was reportedly killed, in part to determine "whether the driver hit the victim on purpose." Pix 11 News …