San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
San Francisco criminal defense attorney Christopher Morales has been hired by Raymond Wong, 42, who is accused of committing the 1999 murder of 21-year old college student Alice Sin. [People v. Wong, Contra Costa County Super. Ct. No. 1303569]. According to court documents Mr. Wong reported Sin missing on November 22, 1999. Her body was found on January 24, 2002 in the desert in Churchill County, Nevada. Sin had been shot four times at close range and monopoly money marked with white supremacist slogans were found in her bra. At the time of Sin's death, Wong was dating both Sin and another woman named Jessica Tang. Both women disliked each other and had exchanged numerous hateful messages filled with profanity and racial slurs via text and e-mail. Sin's friend informed the Pinole Police Department that Sin had been receiving threats from Tang as recent as two to three months prior to Sin's disappearance. [Search Warrant, Statement of Probable Cause, signed May 2, 2000 by Contra Costa Superior Court, Richmond Division]
Immediately after he was hired by Wong, defense counsel Morales filed a demurrer, asserting that Contra Costa County does not have jurisdiction over the case. Morales argued that the prosecution failed to produce evidence during the preliminary hearing that showed Wong committed any act in furtherance of the murder in Contra Costa County, as required by the California Penal Code. On April 17, 2013, a Contra Costa Superior Court judge found that the court did not have territorial jurisdiction and granted the demurrer. The court continued the case to allow the prosecution the opportunity to present evidence of jurisdiction. The next court date is on May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm in Department 25 of the Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez, California.
About San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Morales:
Christopher Morales is a California State Bar certified in criminal law specialist and has been in private practice since 1991. Mr. Morales has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer and is rated superb by Avvo.com. He has handled numerous high profile cases, including the Biletnikoff murder case. [People v Ali, San Mateo County Super. Ct. No. SC35805] in 2004, and has appeared on television as an expert commentator on cases such as the Scott Peterson murder trial [People v. Peterson, San Mateo County Super. Ct. No. SC55500].
To learn more, please contact:
Christopher Morales, Attorney at Law
1 Daniel Burnham Court, Suite 240C
San Francisco, CA 94109
Office: (415) 552-1215