Yoshiaki Nagaya

SAN MATEO — The preliminary hearing in the case of People v. Yoshiaki Nagaya, scheduled for June 14, has been postponed.

According to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the defense motion to continue was granted on June 6 and the hearing was rescheduled for July 24.

Nagaya, vice consul at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, has pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of domestic violence against his wife. The woman, who photographed her injuries, told police that Nagaya stabbed her in the hand with a screwdriver, knocked out a tooth, and threw her out of a parked car, among other attacks, between January 2011 and March of this year.

Nagaya posted the $350,000 bail in cash and was released, Wagstaffe said.

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