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Murder Defendant Admitted 3 Visits To Victim's Teaneck Home, Detective Says

Cantor was killed three days after Tung's wife served him with divorce papers, the prosecutor said.
Cantor was killed three days after Tung's wife served him with divorce papers, the prosecutor said. Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia

TEANECK, N.J. -- The chief detective in the investigation into the murder of a Teaneck software engineer testified on Tuesday that Sui Kam “Tony” Tung admitted under questioning that he had visited Robert Cantor ’s house three times a year or so before the killing, NorthJersey.com reports.

Tung was interviewed a few hours after Teaneck firefighters dousing an arson blaze on Elm Avenue in March 2011 found Cantor’s body.

It had been so badly burned that authorities said they had to identify the 59-year-old Cantor through dental records. He'd been shot in the back of the head and the fire started to destroy all evidence, authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT at the time.

James Brazofsky, an investigator with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, testified that Tung told detectives who went to his Upper East Side home that he didn't leave Manhattan that night, NorthJersey.com reports.

Tung admitted that he'd visited Cantor' s home, seen the bedroom where his ex-wife, Sophie Menuet, and Cantor made love, and asked Cantor to do the right thing and stop seeing her, the detective told jurors.

Tung also admitted putting spyware on his wife’s computer and reading emails between the two for several months, the NorthJersey.com story said Brazofsky testified.

Tung also admitted once owning a handgun, which he had surrendered to police “about a decade” earlier, and to borrowing another gun for a brief time -- but not owning any weapons at the time of the murder or since, NorthJersey.com reported Brazofsky testifiying.

Defense attorney Robert Kalisch insisted that Tung, 52, is “the only suspect who was ever investigated” for the crime, despite no evidence that places him in New Jersey -- let alone Teaneck -- the night of the March 6, 2011 slaying.

In its fourth week, the trial has featured testimony of some of Cantor’s neighbors, his ex-wife, Menuet and police investigators.

Cantor was killed three days after Meneut served Tung with divorce papers, Senior Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Mello told jurors during opening arguments. Earlier that night, he said, she and Cantor had gone to a museum with one of her and Tung's three daughters.

Courts were closed Wednesday, Nov. 11. The trial was to resume Thursday. CLICK HERE .

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