CALGARY, Canada — A judge today convicted Charles Ng, a former U.S. Marine suspected in as many as 25 sex-torture slayings in Northern California, of firearms, robbery and assault charges stemming from his arrest in Canada in July.
Ng was acquitted of the attempted murder of a department store security guard, but Judge Allan Sulatycky found him guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and unlawful use of a firearm during his arrest July 6 in a Hudson's Bay department store in Calgary.
The armed robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The assault and weapons charges each carry maximum 14-year sentences.
Sulatycky ruled Ng did not intend to kill the guard, who was shot in the hand by Ng as authorities arrested the suspect for shoplifting.