Posted on July 29, 2010

Murder Charge in Oakland Visitor’s Slaying

Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2010

An Oakland woman was charged Tuesday with murder and robbery in the downtown shooting death of a Virginia man who was killed after being robbed of $17.

Althea Housley, 33, is suspected along with her boyfriend, George Huggins, 24, of accosting Jinghong Kang, 45, on the 1900 block of Webster Street on July 18, authorities said.

Huggins, who also goes by the last name of Hugguins, shot Kang three times “for no apparent reason” after the resident of Fairfax, Va., handed over $17, police said in a statement outlining grounds for Housley’s arrest.

A surveillance video showed Huggins and Housley walking together on the 1900 block of Webster minutes before Kang was killed, police said. A tipster recognized Housley in the video and alerted police.


Kang, a father of three sons, had gotten his teeth cleaned the evening of July 18 and had returned to his rental car with a dental hygienist when he was shot, police said. His dental appointment was in advance of a job interview that had been scheduled for the next day at Google in Mountain View.

Huggins and Housley also robbed a couple June 21 on the 1700 block of Telegraph Avenue, police said. The male victim, Ivan Gomez, was shot but survived. His companion was not hurt.