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Posted: 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. —
Over two years after an engineer from Virginia flew to the Bay Area for a job interview with Google only to be killed during a robbery, the trial of his accused killer is finally about to begin.
On Wednesday, victim Jing Hong Kang's wife will come face-to-face for the first time with the man who is accused of killing her husband.
"We've been together for 20 years," said Jing Hong Kang's widow Wendy Wang. "Things have been changed forever."
Life after the death of her husband is a daily struggle for Wang, a resident of Fairfax, Virginia. Wang almost didn't make the trip to testify.
She flew into Oakland Tuesday to testify in court.
"He's not only my husband, he's my best friend also," she said. "So the loss of him is not only the loss of a husband, but it was a loss of everything."
The sudden loss came on July 18th, 2010.
Kang was in downtown Oakland when he was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m. and robbed of a small amount of cash.
Police released surveillance footage that they said helped capture the two people who were charged with the homicide: 26-year-old George Huggins and his 36-year-old girlfriend Althea Housely.
Huggins' trial starts Wednesday.
Wang said she almost decided against attending because she's still struggling with the loss.
"On the other hand, I want closure. This is probably the last thing I can do for my husband," Wang explained.
Wang said the death of her 45-year-old husband also robbed their three sons of a father they adored.
"I know they suffer in their hearts, but luckily we have a lot of people supporting us around us," said Wang.
Several East Bay organizations have raised thousands of dollars to help bring Wang here for the trial. Information on the fund to suport to support Wang and her family can be found here.
She said she supports whatever the court and jury decides. If convicted, Huggins faces life in prison.
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