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06/20/2016 19:55 EDT | Updated 06/21/2017 01:12 EDT

Accused in clinic stabbing appears in Calgary courtroom, asks to remain silent

CALGARY — The man accused in last week's fatal stabbing of a Calgary doctor asked through a Cantonese translator if he could remain silent when asked if he understood the charge against him.

Jin Qing Huang, 42, made his first court appearance Monday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Tiejun Huang, 51 — the two men share the same last name but are not related.

The case was put over until Friday.

Tiejun Huang was the owner of the Perpetual Wellness Chinese Medicine Centre.

Police have alleged Jin Qing Huang believed his wife was having an affair with the doctor.

Police have said she was a client at the clinic for "a substantial period of time."

A woman who was a patient at the clinic — not the accused's wife — sustained minor injuries during the incident last Thursday.

(CHQR, CTV Calgary)