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Not guilty pleas in Va. man's killing

The suspects in the fatal shooting of a Virginia man who was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Twenty-four-year-old George Huggins and his girlfriend, 33-year-old Althea Housley, entered the pleas on Monday in the death of Jinghong Kang.

Jinghong Kang with his wife, Wendy Wang. (Family Photo)

Authorities say Huggins fired the shots that killed Kang in downtown Oakland on July 18 after robbing him of $17. Housley was allegedly present.

The 45-year-old Kang was visiting from Fairfax, Va. for a job interview at Google Inc.

Huggins is also charged with the special circumstance of committing a murder during an attempted robbery, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Huggins and Housley are due back in Alameda County Superior Court on Nov. 1 for a pretrial hearing.


By Washington Post Editors  |  September 14, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Updates  
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Oakland is one of the worst and largest ghettos I have ever seen.

Posted by: soccerhead | September 14, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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