Testimony Continues in Google Jobseeker's Murder Case
The trial continues Thursday for a murder case in Oakland that sparked concerns about criminals targeting Asian Americans. Prosecutors accuse the suspect, George Huggins, of killing a Chinese immigrant, Jinghong Kang, who was in the Bay Area for a job interview at Google.
Kang’s widow, Wendy Wang, flew across the country to testify briefly at the trial against Huggins, the man accused of murdering her husband in 2010. Wang says the murder has devastated her family.
"I really miss my husband," she told the court. "My children really miss their father. And we loved him so much, and we really needed him but he was never around any more."
Oakland’s Asian American community rallied around the Kang family in 2010, and several came out to show support on Wednesday. Oakland realtor Carl Chan was among those at the courthouse.
"It was devastating," says Chan of the murder. "Not only to the family, but the entire community. And when I say the entire community, I’m not talking only about the Chinese community, but truly the entire community."
Huggins is also accused of shooting and injuring another man during a robbery in downtown Oakland a month before killing Kang.