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February 24, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than two weeks of deliberations, the jury in the serial murder trial of Charles Ng said Tuesday it is deadlocked on one of the 12 murder charges. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan scheduled a hearing for this morning to discuss the impasse and decide how to proceed with deliberations in one of the longest and costliest murder prosecutions in California history. The jury did not indicate whether it had reached verdicts on the other 11 counts faced by Ng.
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February 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Charles Ng's jury concluded the second week of deliberation in his murder trial Thursday after hearing a reading of Ng's testimony on two of the 12 alleged victims. The nine-woman, three-man Orange County panel listened for about 1 1/2 hours as a court reporter read sections of Ng's Jan. 27 to 28 questioning about the 1985 disappearances of Kathy Allen, a San Jose supermarket clerk, and Cliff Peranteau, a former co-worker with Ng at a San Francisco moving company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County jury of three men and nine women began Monday the grisly task of poring over evidence and deciding the fate of alleged serial killer Charles Ng, accused of murdering 12 people in a Northern California cabin nearly 14 years ago. Ng, 38, faces the death penalty if convicted in one of the costliest and longest-running murder cases in state history.
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February 9, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury began the task Monday of poring over grisly evidence and deciding the fate of alleged serial killer Charles Ng, accused of murdering 12 people in a Northern California cabin nearly 14 years ago. Ng, 38, faces the death penalty if he is convicted in one of the costliest and longest-running murder cases in state history. On Monday morning, the defense and prosecution delivered their last pleas to the jury, each arguing its own version of the evidence introduced in the three-month trial.
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February 4, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Ng is a burglar and may have participated in twisted sex games with captives, but he is not a murderer, the defendant's lawyers said Wednesday in closing arguments. Defense attorney William Kelley's statements marked the approaching end to the 14-year-old multiple murder case, one of the costliest and longest prosecutions in state history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with grisly videos considered the strongest evidence against him, accused serial killer Charles Ng on Monday said death threats made to two victims on the recordings were "bluffs" and that his brutal behavior was intended only to "erotically turn on" his alleged accomplice. Ng, accused of murdering 12 people, took part in the videos recorded at the Calaveras County home of his alleged accomplice, Leonard Lake, where the bodies were found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with grisly videos considered to be the strongest evidence against him, accused serial killer Charles Ng said Monday that death threats made to two victims on the tapes were "bluffs" and that his brutal behavior was intended only to "erotically turn on" his alleged accomplice. Ng, who is accused of murdering 12 people, took part in the videos recorded at the Calaveras County home of his alleged accomplice, Leonard Lake, where the bodies were found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused serial killer Charles Ng on Thursday acknowledged that he helped bury two bodies and participated in sadomasochistic games with victims but continued to emphatically deny that he took part in a killing spree in Northern California 14 years ago. Despite tough questioning by a prosecutor who attempted to discredit his account, Ng continued to insist that his friend, Leonard Lake, actually committed the 12 murders at a secluded cabin property in Calaveras County.
NEWS
January 29, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused serial killer Charles Ng on Thursday acknowledged that he helped bury two bodies and participated in sadomasochistic games with victims but continued to emphatically deny that he took part in a killing rampage in Northern California 14 years ago. Despite tough questioning by prosecutors who attempted to discredit his account, Ng continued to insist that his friend, Leonard Lake, actually committed the 12 murders at a secluded cabin property in Calaveras County.
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January 29, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
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.
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