Jun Zhang, a 59-year-old former resident of Brooklyn, has been wanted by Brooklyn police for years, and they’ve finally captured and convicted him. According to reports, the police first became suspicious of Zhang back in 2016 while they were investigating an assault on a massage parlor manager.
Police discovered the 49-year-old female victim in serious distress on a sidewalk back in 2016. The victim told authorities that she was formerly in an intimate relationship with Zhang. Things went south when Zhang accused the victim of infidelity. Unable to calm the suspicions of Zhang, the victim was subjected to hours of abuse. She was reportedly punched, stomped, and stabbed.
The victim was forced to play dead until Zhang walked away. That’s when she fled the apartment and was discovered on the sidewalk.
Authorities were horrified to discover she was suffering from a liver laceration, collapsed lungs, brain bleeding, and multiple deep lacerations to her neck. Zhang, knowing that the police were likely looking for him, reportedly left Brooklyn to escape arrest. He wasn’t captured until police found him in 2021 in California. He was discovered after being implicated in a totally different shooting incident.
Thankfully, the victim survived the assault. Zhang was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and first-degree assault. These charges resulted in a 17-year prison sentence.
Crimes of Passion: Can You Defend Yourself?
Clearly, the perpetrator in the crime above acted out of rage and passion. When emotions run high, violence is never the answer. It’s always wise to step out of the situation to gain some clarity with time.
If you do have an emotional outburst and wind up committing a crime, then don’t make the mistake of thinking you don’t have any legal options. It’s the right of every accused individual to obtain legal counsel.
You’ll want to lean on the knowledge and experience of a qualified lawyer to help you determine your best legal course of action. Sometimes, it’s best to formulate a defense strategy and fight the charges levied against you. At other times, it might be best to agree to a plea deal that will reduce the severity of the penalties you’ll face.
Determining the best way to defend yourself can be complicated, and it’s not something you want to do yourself. If you’re looking for representation, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with our attorneys now.