A letter penned by a serial killer who is awaiting execution on Death Row has been place for sale on the internet for £395.
Charles Ng, formerly from Longton, near Preston, is currently awaiting execution by lethal injection on death row in California after butchering two baby boys, six men and three women in 1983.
Ng, born on Christmas Eve 1960, was raised in Hong Kong by a Chinese family, but came to school in Lancashire in 1977.
A pupil at Bentham Grammar School near Lancaster, he spent holidays with his uncle Rufus Good and his wife Bernie at their home in Station Road, New Longton.
Ng was convicted 13 years ago of murdering 11 people in a death and torture spree in America with the help of accomplice Leonard Lake and he is still being held at California’s San Quentin prison
Ng, now 51, and Lake filmed themselves raping and torturing their victims at Lake’s remote log cabin 150 miles east of San Francisco in 1983.
In 1985 Lake committed suicide after being arrested, and Ng was caught shoplifting at a hardware store in Canada.
Ng was charged and subsequently convicted of shoplifting, felonious assault, and possession of a concealed firearm and sentenced to four-and-half-years in a Canadian prison.
After a long extradition battle, Ng was handed over to the U.S. and was convicted of 11 murders in 1999. His $14m trial was one of the costliest in California’s history at the time.
The true crime memorabilia website, Supernaught.com, cites his letter, to someone called Nathan, is one if the earliest pieces of Ng correspondence ever offered for sale.
The site describes it as a one opage handwritten letter, dated December 8, 1989. It was written while he was in Canada awaiting extradition to the United States and in it the killer wishes his penpal Merry Christmas.
The webite is also selling envelopes hand signed by him for up to $75.
It isn’t the first time artefacts from Ng have triggered interest.
A few months ago the Evening Post revealed how a pair of origami butterflies were for sale for $90 on another grisly website.