Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Bond Set at $ 850,000 for Naperville Man Charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery in Connection with Wife’s Death
State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert
Marshall announced today that bond has been set for a Naperville man charged
with Aggravated Domestic Battery (Class 2 Felony) in connection with the death
of his wife. Alan Wang, 55 (d.o.b. 3/20/1964) of 1103 N. Mill Street, appeared
at a bond hearing this morning in front of Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh,
who set bond at $850,000 with 10% to apply.
March 8, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m., personnel from the Naperville Police
and Fire Departments responded to a call at the couple’s residence regarding a female
who was not breathing, later identified as Hongyan Yang, 35 (d.o.b. 6/10/1984).
The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced
dead at 5:54 p.m. Following an investigation conducted by the Naperville Police
Department into Yang’s death, it is alleged that in the evening hours of March
7, 2020, the defendant and his wife were in the couple’s bedroom when the
defendant kicked the victim multiple times on her legs causing deep soft tissue
hemorrhaging. The following day, a relative of the couple called 9-1-1 when it
appeared that the victim stopped breathing.
case is a terrible reminder that domestic violence continues to be a serious
problem that demands our attention,” Berlin said. “While it is generally believed that domestic violence cases are underreported,
Federal authorities estimate that in the United States there are still more than
five million incidents of domestic violence every year, with as many
as one in four women becoming a victim of domestic violence. These numbers
are more than alarming particularly when you consider not only the physical and
emotional harm endured by the victim, but also the effect domestic violence has
on families and the entire community. I would like to thank the Naperville
Police Department for their work on this very sad case. I would also like to
thank Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Meindl for her efforts in securing
charges against Mr. Wang.”
“This was a brutal crime and
our thoughts are with the victim’s family as they cope with this tragic loss. I
want to extend my gratitude to the police officers and investigators who
dedicated so much time and effort on this case to get justice for the victim
and to ensure the offender is held accountable for his actions,” Marshall said.
“Domestic violence remains one of the top offenses for which we arrest people
in Naperville and our department is committed to helping victims of domestic
violence find safety before something as tragic as this incident occurs. From
our victim advocate and social services team to the resources available on our
we want victims of domestic violence to know that the Naperville Police
Department has resources to help you. We will help you. You are not alone.”
The investigation into Yang’s death
next court appearance is scheduled for April 6, 2020, in front of Judge O’Hallaren
Walsh for arraignment.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint
contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A
defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is
the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.