The Japanese embassy official who is for allegedly beating his wife while they lived in San Bruno and San Francisco is expected to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.
His attorney initially filed a motion to further delay the court appearance, but a San Mateo County Superior Court judge denied it.
Now the court will determine whether there is enough evidence to take Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, the vice consul for Japan in the country's embassy in San Francisco, to trial. Nagaya has to the charges.
Nagaya was arrested in May in San Bruno and charged with 14 counts of domestic violence for allegedly beating his wife repeatedly.
According to the district attorney's office, Nagaya continually abused his wife during their marriage, which lasted 18 months. The accusations include stabbing his wife in the hand with a screwdriver, knocking out her tooth and stomping on her. In March, San Bruno police said Nagaya threw his wife out of their car in the parking garage of their apartment, leaving her with scrapes on her face and knees.
He remains out of custody on $350,000 bail.
Stay tuned for coverage from Patch on Monday.