CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 |
In a move that could further delay the trial of accused serial killer Charles Ng, a Superior Court judge Friday granted Ng's motion to remove the public defender from the case. Judge Robert R. Fitzgerald, in a confidential hearing, named two private attorneys to assume Ng's defense, five years after the defendant was brought to California and a dozen years after the first of his alleged crimes. Orange County Public Defender Ronald Y.
November 30, 1988 |
Accused mass murderer Charles Ng smirked Tuesday as a Canadian judge ruled that there is enough evidence to extradite the ex-Marine to California, where he could face the death penalty. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Marguerite Trussler said Ng, a 27-year-old drifter wanted in connection with 12 sex-torture slayings in Northern California, could be sent back to the United States on 19 of the 25 charges against him.
January 29, 1999 |
My flesh crawls when I see Charles Ng. I picture him in the woods with the depraved Leonard Lake, lending a hand, burying a corpse. He's admitted to that. He did not confess to the killing of seven men, three women, two children. May he rot in hell regardless. Whether he did everything or did nothing while enslaved victims cried and died, Ng was party to mass murder. He was there. He told no one. He saved no one.
November 30, 1988 |
Accused mass murderer Charles Ng smirked Tuesday as a Canadian judge ruled there was enough evidence to extradite the ex-Marine to California, where he could face the death penalty. However, a key issue in the case--whether Ng can be extradited under the threat of a possible death sentence--was not addressed in the ruling. It is expected to be considered in a possible future appeal to Canada's minister of justice.
May 5, 1999 |
Charles Ng, facing the death penalty for 11 murders, may have contacted one of the jurors weighing his fate to tell her she was "very nice," court transcripts released Tuesday showed. But the judge in the case decided he could not establish that Ng, 38, was the man named "Charles" who called the shaken juror at home last week, and let the case proceed. The nine-woman, three-man jury recommended Monday that the former U.S.
November 18, 1998 |
Prosecutors wrapped up their case against accused serial killer Charles Ng by presenting a series of cartoons Tuesday that they said the defendant drew of his alleged murder victims while in a Canadian prison. The state rested its case two months after the trial began and well ahead of schedule.
April 22, 1999 |
The mother of serial killer Charles Ng sobbed on the witness stand Wednesday as she blamed herself for failing to stop her husband from beating him as a child. Oiping Ng told jurors that she has lived in anguish since her son was arrested and has had to endure news reports in Hong Kong describing her child as a "devil." "Of course I love him very much," she testified through a Cantonese interpreter. "Ever since he was in jail I never had a good day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 |
Charles Ng, whose costly mass-murder trial has been delayed for more than 10 years, is fighting to have an additional defense attorney. Ng wants San Francisco County Deputy Public Defender Michael Burt, who is defending him on a murder charge in Northern California, to join his defense team here. "I've been representing him since 1985 so I bring to the team some background on the case," Burt said outside court.
December 17, 1985 |
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.