Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Man, 24, Convicted of Murdering Two Men Over Unpaid Gambling Debts

On August 15, 2012, a jury found Andrew Toon Wong guilty of two counts of first degree murder with enhancements for using a firearm causing death, and a special circumstances clause for multiple murders.

On July 31, 2008, delivery driver David Wells was murdered in his truck while parked at Doolittle Drive and Harbor Bay Parkway. Mr. Wells was known by many people in Alameda County for his love of bowling, and sports betting. This case, although diligently investigated by the Oakland Police Department, remained unsolved for 9 months.

On April 4, 2009, Quang "John" Quach was murdered in his home on Fruitvale Ave, Oakland. At the time of his death, Quach worked at the Southshore Safeway in Alameda, which was also a store Wells had often delivered to. Oakland Police investigators noted similarities between the murder of Mr. Quach and Mr. Wells. Defendant Wong murdered both men to avoid paying his gambling debts.

Defendant Wong faces up to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced on November 30, 2012, in Department 9. The case was prosecuted by DDA Autrey James assisted by Inspector Gus Galindo.


Posted on Aug 16, 2012