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New York City Man Convicted of 2011 Teaneck Love Triangle Murder

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Teaneck NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of SUI KAM “TONY” TUNG of New York City, NY, for the murder of Robert Cantor in Teaneck, NJ on March 6, 2011. On July 27, 2023, following an 8-week jury trial before the Honorable Christopher Kazlau, J.S.C., in Bergen County Superior Court, TUNG was convicted of murder, aggravated arson, desecration of human remains, hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and stalking.

A jury convicted TONY TUNG of murdering and executing Robert Cantor, the boyfriend of defendant’s soon-to-be ex-wife, at his home in Teaneck, NJ. At trial, the State presented witnesses who established that between the hours of approximately 10:30 p.m. on March 5, 2011 and 1:00 a.m. on March 6, 2011, TUNG made his way from his home in New York City to Teaneck, NJ, entered Robert Cantor’s home, led Mr. Cantor to the basement bedroom, shot him in the back of the head with a .380 caliber handgun, and then set Mr. Cantor’s body, the bed, bedroom and house on fire and fled the scene.

The State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor David Malfitano and Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Torre, who was assisted by Detective Carl Holmsen, Paralegal Tina Thonus, and Victim Witness Advocate Michelle Churchill of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutor Musella thanks Assistant Prosecutors Malfitano and Torre for their zealous advocacy for the victim and his family and for helping combat crimes of violence in Bergen County through this verdict. Prosecutor Musella also commends the detectives of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit as well as members of the Teaneck Police and Fire Departments for their skill and professionalism in investigating this matter.

The defendant faces 30 years to life in New Jersey State Prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for September 8, 2023, before Judge Kazlau.

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