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A Japanese diplomat living in San Bruno was ordered to stand trial today for allegedly assaulting his wife repeatedly over a period of months, prosecutors said today. Yoshiaka Nagaya, 32, was held to answer today on nine felony counts of domestic violence and three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon as well as four misdemeanor violations following a lengthy preliminary hearing, according to prosecutors. Nagaya, vice consul for Japan in San Francisco, is accused of committing “constant acts of domestic violence” against his wife during their 18-month marriage.
According to prosecutors, Nagaya stabbed his wife in the hand with a screwdriver, struck her with a laptop, knocked her tooth out during a separate assault, and stomped on her multiple times. The victim photographed her injuries after each attack, and testified in the preliminary hearing. The court dismissed one count of domestic violence due to insufficient evidence. Nagaya was ordered to return to court to set a trial date on Oct. 5 at 8:45 a.m.
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