Former Wellesley student acquitted in MIT stabbing

December 8, 2010

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WOBURN, Mass.—A judge has acquitted a former Wellesley College student on grounds of insanity in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend in his dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anna Tang was accused of sneaking into her ex-boyfriend's dorm room with three knives and stabbing him as he slept. Wolfe Styke received seven stab wounds, but survived.

Tang admitted she stabbed Styke in October 2007, but claimed she was legally insane at the time, suffering from bipolar disorder and depression. Styke had broken off their relationship several weeks earlier.

Tang waived her right to a jury trial.

Judge Bruce Henry issued his verdict Wednesday, finding Tang not guilty of armed assault with attempt to murder, home invasion and assault with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.

Tang is undergoing mental health evaluations ahead of a commitment hearing.