HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The man accused of repeatedly running over and killing his ex-girlfriend has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges.
Detectives said 26-year-old Charles Ann became enraged last week when 25-year-old Aena Hong told him she did not want to see him anymore.
Ann apparently fled to a friend’s house in Queens after the killing.
Prosecutors said at the time of his arrest, Ann was carrying his passport and had a large amount of cash with him, indicating he may have been trying to flee the country.
Investigators said Ann and Hong were in a “tumultuous dating relationship.” The young couple dated for less than a year and lived in a building by the George Washington Bridge.
Ann is being held on $3 million bail.