Tony Ng, convicted in Wah Mee Massacre, deported

Tony Ng, convicted in Wah Mee Massacre, deported

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Tony Ng, convicted in Wah Mee Massacre, deported

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 8:14 AM

One of the men convicted in Seattle’s deadliest mass shooting has been deported to Hong Kong, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Wai Chiu "Tony" Ng, 57, was paroled in December after serving 28 years for the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle’s International District. Thirteen people were killed and three men were convicted in the crime.

Kwan Fai “Willie”Mak and Benjamin Ng are serving life sentences. Tony Ng had fled to Canada and was arrested 18 months later. He admitted to police he participated in the robberies and was armed with a gun, but denied shooting anyone. He claimed he only participated because Willie Mak threatened to kill him if he refused.

Tony Ng was acquitted of murder, but was convicted of 13 counts of first degree robbery and one count of second degree assault. He was sentenced to 30 years-to-life in prison, but served 28 years before his parole.

One of the conditions of his parole was that he was to be deported. Following his release from prison, Ng was held by U.S. Immigration and Customs at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. He was put on a plane at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday night and arrived in Hong Kong Wednesday.

 

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