On Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld the death penalty for one of two men implicated in 11 murders in the 1980s, CBS News reports.
According to Law & Crime, Charles Chitat Ng, 61, was convicted of murdering 11 people from 1984 to 1985 in Northern California. Authorities believe he and his accomplice, Leonard Lake, may also be responsible for several more murders.
Ng and Lake kidnapped and tortured several people before murdering them. Lake killed himself after being arrested for shoplifting in 1985 before any bodies were found. A jury convicted Ng in 1999 for murdering six men, three women and two babies, CBS News reports.
Ng was given the death penalty after his conviction. According to Law & Crime, the court upheld that decision Thursday with a unanimous opinion. He can still fight the death penalty with federal appeals. California Governor Gavin Newsom has also placed a moratorium on death penalties as long as he is governor.
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