Yen Yang Wiki – Yen Yang Biography
Yen Yang is the ex-husband of Marni Yang, who was convicted in the 2007 murder of Rhoni Reuter and her unborn child. According to a 2009 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Marni Yang displayed some disturbing behavior while she was still married to Yen, including threatening to commit suicide if he ever left her.
Marni Yang is featured on ABC’s May 8 episode of 20/20, where she will be opening up about her “false” confession and continued claims of innocence. According to ET, this is the first TV interview with Yang, who received a double life sentence for Reuter’s murder and is currently serving time at the Logan Correctional Center in Illinois.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Yen and Marni were married on June 10, 1990, but separated five years later in April 1995. They were divorced by August 1997, and Marni was awarded custody of their three children.
Yen remarried shortly after he and Marni split, and he and his new wife welcomed a daughter to the world in 2008, the Tribune reports. Yen refused to comment publicly on his ex-wife’s case after she was arrested, although a source told the Tribune that Yen “fears retribution against his new family if Marni Yang is ever released.”
Marni Yang filed for an order of protection against her ex-husband in December 2001, which was extended through February 2002, according to divorce records. She took out the restraining order after Yen allegedly called her and threatened their children, the Chicagoist reports.
The restraining order covered herself and her children, and prohibited Yen from entering any of Marni Yang’s residences in Chicago, Skokie and Niles, and from tampering with her vehicle, according to the publication.