Serial killer’s origami artwork up for auction

Charles NG, serial killer who used to live in Lancashire
Charles NG, serial killer who used to live in Lancashire
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Paper origami butterflies made by a serial killer are being sold for £57 on a macabre murder website.

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.

A notorious website called Dark Vomit - Serial Killer and True Crime collectibles - is selling a set of two autographed origami butterflies made by Ng in his cell.

Each butterfly includes his signature and they come with the envelope in which he sent them, on which Ng has written “To My Best Friend Ever.”

On the back of the envelope he writes: “From: Charles Ng, P-46001, San Quentin, CA 94974”

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.

It is 13 years since Ng was convicted of murdering 11 people in a death and torture spree in America with the help of accomplice Leonard Lake.

Ng, now 51, met Lake in 1983. They filmed themselves raping and torturing their victims at Lake’s remote log cabin 150 miles east of San Francisco.

The crimes hit the headlines again in 1985 when 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. He was 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.

Ng is being held at California’s San Quentin prison.