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Man held on $1 million bond in Brunswick stabbing case

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    Bawi Thang



Bawi Thang


MEDINA — A Brunswick resident accused of fatally stabbing his roommate is being held on $1 million bond at the Medina County Jail.

Brunswick police arrested Bawi H. Thang, 34, on a charge of murder Tuesday after he was released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he had been recovering from stab wounds.

Thang’s $1 million bond was set Wednesday in Medina Municipal Court.

His attorney, Ed Bowers, declined to comment on the case.

At about 9 p.m. Sunday, a neighbor called police and said someone had knocked on his door at Clearbrooke Apartments who was “clearly stabbed.”

According to a 911 recording, the neighbor told the dispatcher there were two men down, one who was in shock with stab wounds “left of chest” and the other man who was on his back and not breathing.

When police arrived, they found Thang’s roommate Tial Ceu, 34, dead from his injuries and Thang injured.

Police are also looking into the legal status of the two men, who are from Myanmar.

Lt. Robert Safran said police believe Ceu was here on an expired work visa and have contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement to verify paperwork.

Contact reporter Cindy Breda at (330) 721-4012 or cbreda@medina-gazette.com.

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