Court Upholds DEATH SENTENCE – Decision Reached!
(ConservativeHub.com) – Convicted serial killer Charles Ng hoped to have his death sentence overturned, but his capital punishment will stand after a trip to the California Supreme Court. A July 28 ruling preserves the penalty originally imposed in 1999 for 11 counts of murder.
The court considered Ng’s claims that his trial was unfair due to the extensive media coverage, but the justices said he caused some issues by introducing unnecessary delays. They also found the evidence was more than substantial to show he was guilty.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 2, 2022
Ng isn’t likely to face the executioner anytime soon. Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) ban on the punishment remains in place, and the convicted criminal has yet to exhaust his federal appeal options, according to The New York Post.
Ng’s crimes were heinous. He took the lives of at least 11 people, including two babies, during a one-year period in the mid-1980s. The serial murderer worked alongside Leonard Lake, who never faced charges because he took his own life before law enforcement became aware of the killings. The pair kept their victims in a remote bunker, torturing them to the point that officials still haven’t been able to identify them all.
During his trial, Ng claimed Lake committed all the murders, and he was only there because of undue influence. But prosecutors had videos and a diary detailing the pair’s activities showing Ng was more than just a bystander.
While the state does have the death penalty, most prisoners die on death row. Still, Newsom’s March 13, 2019, executive order forces the execution chamber to stand empty.
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