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Justice denied : the Ng case, the most infamous and expensive murder case in history
Harrington, Joseph.
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New York : Plenum Trade, [1999]

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xviii, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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980 Lexile.
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HV6533.C2 H372 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Accused serial killers - Charlie Chitat Ng and Leonard Lake - purportedly committed some of the grisliest crimes in the annals of criminal history. They allegedly kidnapped their victims, tortured them physically and mentally, wiped out entire families - including babies - yet Charlie "the Cheetah" Ng, many believe, has defied justice by cheating the death penalty. How has Charlie Ng - whose torture sessions were videotaped - managed to escape justice? Not only does this book unstintingly reveal the shocking, ruthless acts of these suspected killers and how they were finally caught, but it grapples with the larger question of how vicious murderers can manipulate the justice system. To answer these questions and to give the complete, uncensored story, Joseph Harrington and Robert Burger - the respected true-crime authors of Eye of Evil - interviewed scores of law officers, prosecutors, district attorneys, attorneys general, and judges. Nowhere else will all the fascinating twists and turns of this notorious case be found. Should serial killers have the right to postpone their trials indefinitely hoping that the death penalty will be outlawed?

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Chapter 1 A Madman's Soliloquyp. 3
Chapter 2 A Shoplifting Goes Awryp. 15
Chapter 3 Task Force and a Bunkerp. 29
Chapter 4 The Dungeonp. 45
Chapter 5 The First Videotapep. 55
Chapter 6 Bodies and a Diaryp. 69
Chapter 7 Corpses: Men, Women, Childrenp. 85
Chapter 8 Evidence, and More Evidencep. 97
Chapter 9 The Second Videotapep. 111
Chapter 10 Jailhousep. 121
Chapter 11 Man in Orangep. 129
Chapter 12 Gunpointp. 135
Chapter 13 Megacasep. 147
Chapter 14 A Sherlock Holmes Mysteryp. 151
Chapter 15 Bombshellp. 159
Chapter 16 Corpus Delectip. 167
Chapter 17 The Defensep. 177
Chapter 18 Third and Last Callp. 185
Chapter 19 Nine-Minute Agonyp. 193
Chapter 20 Six Tons of Evidencep. 199
Chapter 21 Delta Special Revenuep. 205
Chapter 22 Something I Fantasizep. 213
Chapter 23 Societyp. 225
Chapter 24 Performancep. 233
Chapter 25 Politicsp. 239
Chapter 26 Closurep. 245
Chapter 27 The Trial and Verdictp. 255
Epilogue: A New Directionp. 267
Glossary of Legal Termsp. 271