Police: Lawyer from Great Neck fatally stabbed by client in Queens

The deceased has been identified as Jim Li, of Great Neck.

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2022, 8:59 AM

Updated 859 days ago


Police say a woman has been arrested for stabbing a Great Neck attorney to death in his Queens office after apparently refusing to take her case.
The deceased lawyer has been identified as Jim Li, of Great Neck.
According to his website, Li was an immigration lawyer, who also handled civil and criminal cases.
Police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress inside 136-56 39th Ave. in Flushing When officers arrived, they encountered an unconscious and unresponsive 66-year-old male with stab wounds to his body and neck inside an office. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A 25-year-old female identified as Xiaoning Zhang, of Queens, was taken into custody. Zhang has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
The NYPD says Li was on Zhang’s case for two months and had been considering recusing himself from the case.
The Daily News reports that Zhang had been in Li’s office last week and caused quite a commotion inside when he refused to take her case, details of which are not yet known.

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