Thursday, October 14, 2010


Murder Is A Bit Extreme For A Necktie

CALIFORNIA

LOCAL

Man denies killing, burying wife

December 28, 2007

By Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer

A Rowland Heights man accused of killing his wife and burying her in his backyard in 2005 pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday after being apprehended last month in Indonesia, authorities said. Police allege that David Lam, 55, strangled his wife, Susan, 51, with a necktie after the couple argued about his gambling debt and that he then fled the country. Lam was arraigned in West Covina and is being held at the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles in lieu of $1 million bail.